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Grumpy Cat signs a Hollywood movie deal, still not impressed

Grumpy Cat the movie
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It’s happening. If you thought Grumpy Cat, the Internet’s angriest looking feline, made it big by appearing in nearly every corner of the Web, starring in a Friskies cat food commercial campaign, and garnering a two-hour wait for a meet-and-greet at SXSW 2013, you’d be mistaken. Oh no, this kitty’s officially headed to Hollywood to star in a feature-length film that likens itself to Garfield. Yes, this is all your fault.

According to Deadline, Grumpy Cat – real name Tardar Sauce – will appear in a live-action movie in which she will reportedly earn the ability to speak. The sourpuss is teaming up with Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner and Sean Robins to finally bring Grumpy Cat to life – and maybe explain why she’s so cranky all the time. No specific plot lines are available just yet, though given Garner’s track record of movies like 2011’s Jack and Jill and 2012’s Here Comes The Boom, we’d say you should be worried … extremely worried.

“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy,” Garner said. “You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character.”

There are some things that should remain on the Internet, and some that should make infrequent public appearances. We’re not calling Grumpy Cat a sellout, but it’s gonna be very hard to continue loving this long face when she becomes too big of a fame whore. Is that even an OK thing to say about cats? I don’t know, and frankly I don’t care. Nothing matters anymore.

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Natt Garun
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