The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Internet’s most famous feline is getting her very own Lifetime movie. Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever will center around a pet store cat that is “perpetually overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her.”
Lifetime vice president of original movies, Arturo Interian notes that a Grumpy Cat movie will bring “fun” and “irreverence” to the network once more:
“It brings fun and irreverence that we haven’t had at Lifetime. We’re so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes.”
Tim Hill (Spongebob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris have been taped to pen the movie’s script, as Lifetime begins casting the voice of Grumpy for the live-action film (which will begin production this summer).
Grumpy Cat (whose real name is Tardar Sauce) became an Internet meme sensation back in 2012 after her owner Tabatha Bundesen’s brother poster a photo of the cat on Reddit. Grumpy Cat has since launched a book, a coffee product, children’s plush toys and more.
Grumpy Cat’s manager Ben Lashed agrees that Lifetime is the perfect place for a Grumpy Cat holiday film:
“[Lifetime] is the perfect venue [for a Grumpy Cat Christmas movie].When I go home for Christmas, there are movies that we always watch. It becomes a tradition. I like that aspect of Christmas movies.”
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever is expected to premiere this winter on Lifetime.
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