Grumpy Cat to star in Lifetime Christmas movie

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Is Grumpy Cat going to replace the Grinch?

Internet-famous Grumpy Cat is going Hollywood: The unimpressed cat will star in a Christmas movie this year on Lifetime, EW has confirmed.

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, written by Tim Hill (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris, will center on a pet-store cat who is constantly overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Show of hands: Up until this moment, who thought Grumpy Cat was actually a guy!?)

Grumpy — real name Tardar Sauce — became an Internet meme in 2012 when owner Tabatha Bundesen’s brother posted a photo on Reddit. Since then, Grumpy has been the subject of a book and calendar and made numerous TV appearances, most recently on American Idol.

“[The movie] brings fun and irreverence that we haven’t had at Lifetime,” VP of original movies at Lifetime Arturo Interian told THR. “We’re so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes.” Interian described the project as “a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard,” and said the television movie will feature other Internet memes as well.

Creepy Paddington, this is your moment.

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