Aubrey Plaza Takes Offer to Voice Grumpy Cat for Lifetime TV Special
The Internet Sensation Feline is getting her own Movie treatment, starring in a Christmas special titled “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”, read on to find out who will voice the adorable grumpy looking feline.
The Hollywood Reporter said that Aubrey Plaza, who was known for her role as April Ludgate in “Parks and Recreation,” has landed the role to lend her voice for the feline sensation in Lifetime’s TV special “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”.
It was after “Glee” star Jane Lynch rebuffed the network’s offer after receiving an Emmy award for outstanding reality host for ABC’s “Hollywood Game Night.”
SpongeBob Square pants’ Tim Hill is set to direct the Christmas Special from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Morris. The premise of the upcoming Lifetime special follows the adventures of a frequently overlooked cat and her friendship with the 12-year-old girl, Chrystal.
Plaza, a comedienne known for her deadpan-style comedy in “Parks and Recreation.” She has then appeared in key supporting roles for several films including “Funny People”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Mystery Team” among others. Her first lead role was in the 2012 comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed”. Her recent appearance is in the 2014 Sundance Film “Life After Beth” along Dane DeHaan and Anna Kendrick. It premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014 and given a limited release on August 15, 2014.
The Grumpy Cat live action TV special airs on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. and it was reported that other famous internet memes will have their own cameos.
Grumpy Cat whose real name is Tardar Sauce, best known for her grumpy facial expression gained recognition from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by Bundesen’s brother Bryan on Sept. 22, 2012 along grumpy captions. Her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that her permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism.
By July 14, 2014, “The Official Grumpy Cat” on Facebook has over 6 million “likes” and later named 2012’s most influential cat by MSNBC. She also won BuzzFeed’s Meme of the Year Award at the 2013 Webby Awards. She later fronted the May 30, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal and the cover of New York magazine on October 7, 2013.
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