Director Tim Story Talks This Weekend’s Tom & Jerry!

CS Video: Director Tim Story Talks This Weekend's Tom & Jerry!

CS Video: Director Tim Story Talks This Weekend’s Tom & Jerry!

Warner Bros. provided with the chance to speak with director Tim Story (Shaft, Ride Along, Fantastic Four) about this weekend’s Tom & Jerry, the animated/live-action hybrid adventure starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Fans can see the movie now in theaters and on HBO Max, and check out the interview in the player below!

In the interview we chat with Story about how involved he was in crafting each sequence in terms of shooting plates, etc. We also chat about which specific era of Tom & Jerry cartoons he was influenced by, considering the movie presents the cat and mouse in all their 2D glory!

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One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding, and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. An eye-popping blend of classic animation and live-action, Tom and Jerry’s new big-screen adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day.

The film will follow Chloë Grace Moretz (Suspiria)’s Kayla, a new employee at the extravagant Park hotel who hires broke alley cat Tom to get rid of mouse Jerry in an attempt to secure her job. Michael Peña (Ant-Man & the Wasp) has signed on to star as Terrance, the deputy general manager of the hotel who acts as a bully to Kayla and begins clashing with his new employee as she impresses upper management with her battle against the animal duo.

In addition to Moretz and Peña, the cast for the film includes Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live), and Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians). Tim Story is directing for Warner Bros. from a script by Kevin Costello.

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Tom & Jerry is slated to hit theaters on February 26, and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from the theatrical release.

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