Grumpy Cat New Movie: 'Parks and Rec' Star Aubrey Plaza to Voice Meme Cat in Lifetime Movie
Lifetime has recently chosen Aubrey Plaza to voice over Internet animal celebrity Grumpy Cat in the upcoming live-action movie.
Grumpy Cat's real name is purposely misspelled as Tardar Sauce because of her fur color. She first became famous when a photo displaying her permanently unpleasant-looking facial expression (due to feline dwarfism) was posted online.
The viral animal's official Facebook page "The Official Grumpy Cat" has instantly gained over 6 million "likes," and she was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in May 30, 2013 and the cover of New York magazine on October 7 also last year. She has a book published about her, a coffee product, as well as a theatrical movie deal.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the 30-year-old actress behind comedy "Parks and Recreation's" April Ludgate, an apathetic college student interning in the Pawnee Department who later becomes the Deputy Director of Animal Control, will be in charge of the moody feline's voice in "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever."
The "SpongeBob SquarePants" writer-producer Tim Hill and the "Bob" actor Jeff Morris wrote the script for the holiday TV film together - the story centers on an unfriendly cat at a pet store that constantly fails to be noticed by customers and the 12-year-old girl named Chrystal (Megan Charpentier) who befriends the animal after learning that she is the only person who can communicate with her.
"Glee" star Jane Lynch was initially in talks to voice over the famous cat, however turned down the role after winning the Emmy for NBC's "Hollywood Game Night."
Lifetime's "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" is set to premiere on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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