- February 18, 2014
It was inevitable after the huge success of Ride Along that Universal Pictures executives would be salivating to get the sequel together. Tim Story will direct Ride Along 2 and Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are closing to reprise their roles as the quick-witted security guard (Hart) who has his eye on his partner’s (Cube’s) sister.
Tim Story is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. While the fight for more Black directors behind the camera continues, Story has helmed a major superhero franchise (“Fantastic Four”) and cranked out comedic hits like “Barbershop,” “Think Like A Man” and the current #1 movie in the country, “Ride Along.” All together, Story’s movies total $942 million in worldwide box office sales, making him the highest grossing Black director in history (Tyler Perry ranks #2 with $732 million).