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Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime Christmas Movie

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Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime Christmas Movie

The world of “pet meme to celebrity” cross promotion took a turn toward what will either be its jump-the-shark moment or its greatest triumph.

The Hollywood Reporter has the unexpected news that Lifetime’s next original movie will be Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, with comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza providing the voice of the ubiquitous Internet star.

Grumpy Cat is the branding name for Tardar Sauce, a typical American house cat whose perma-scowl has led to calendars, books and various other products. Plaza remains the fan-favorite queen of deadpan delivery for her roles in Parks & Rec, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and other television shows and films.

Set to debut Nov. 29 Lifetime, the movie tells the story of how Grumpy Cat goes from pet-store reject to beloved pet after a 12-year-old girl finds she can understand what the feline is saying. It’s written by SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tim Hill and Jeff Morris and directed by Hill.

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