Lifetime Network is making a ‘Grumpy Cat’ Christmas movie.
Grumpy Cat is one of those rare memes that the world does not get bored with.
Whether Grumpy Cat is upset about Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ music video, or covering the front page of The Wall Street Journal, has become the biggest thing to be discovered on the Internet since, Justin Bieber.
Grumpy Cat‘s popularity originated from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by Bundesen’s brother Bryan on September 22, 2012. It was made into an image macro with grumpy captions. “The Official Grumpy Cat” on Facebook has over 5 million “likes”.
Now, Grumpy Cat is finally getting a movie. The adorable cat will star in Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever for Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tim Hill (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris will pen the script, about a pet-store cat that is perpetually overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her. It brings fun and irreverence that we havent had at Lifetime, says VP of original movies Arturo Interian, noting that his teenage daughters are fans of Grumpy and gave him the initial idea for the project. Were so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes.
They have not cast the voice of Grumpy Cat yet, but maybe Bill Murray will get a second chance at being a cat since ‘Garfield‘.
But, it is important to note that Lifetime plans on creating a movie that is a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard, and would also feature cameos from other famous Internet memes.
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