Grumpy Cat will talk, playing an ignored pet store pet (it couldn’t be a shelter pet, could it?) who talks to a 12-year-old girl. No one, not even Grumpy Cat’s voice, has been cast yet. Tim Hill and Jeff Morris will write the script for Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. Hill previously did work on SpongeBob SquarePants and Action League Now!. So maybe the script won’t be that terrible. Maybe.
Lifetime is casting the voice of Grumpy for the live-action project, which will shoot this summer. The cable network said the movie, which (vp original movies Arturo) Interian describes as “a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard,” would also feature cameos from other famous Internet memes.
Grumpy Cat Die Hard. Right. Unless the other memes take the pet store hostage and Grumpy Cat murders them one by one, this sounds completely awful. Will Lil Bub show up? What about other deformed cats? Will a cat play a keyboard? Questions people will ask, that will only be answered this Christmas on Lifetime!
Thedeal was announced a year ago, though it’s obvious from the story the original intent was to get it to theaters. Lifetime has snatched it up, and is cementing itself as the leading source of schlocky exploitation film. Only Asylum is even close, and they’re one of Lifetime’s movie sources!
Expect more news on this as we approach the holidays, including trailers and stills and casting announcements and catnip possession scandals.