Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza has been chosen to voice the Internet icon in Lifetime’s upcoming Christmas film “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”. Grumpy Cat aka “Tardar Sauce” became a Internet celebrity due to her grumpy facial expression. With over 6 million likes on her Facebook, the cat now even has 2 books in print and merchandising deals which includes being the official “spokescat” of Friskies.
In the “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”, the cat stars as a pet store feline who spent her entire lifetime in a pet store owned by Marcus Crabtree (played by David Lewis). Due to her grumpy look, the cat was never chosen for adoption until a 12-year-old girl named Chrystal (played by Megan Charpentier) came into her life. Chrystal realised that she’s the only one who can hear Grumpy Cat talks and decided to go on an adventure to help the cat on discovering the true meaning of Christmas.
Previously, it was rumoured that Jane Lynch from the musical comedy-drama TV series “Glee” may be voicing the cat but the rumour fizzled out. Soon after, it was revealed that Aubrey Plaza was the best cast to voice the Grumpy Cat due to her deadpan-style comedy.
The actress rose to fame through her role as the apathetic, grumpy April Ludgate on Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation”. Just like Grumpy Cat, April Ludgate is extremely uninterested in everything else and often throws sarcastic and mean insults at people:
Screenwriter Tim Hill (Garfield 2) has been chosen to pen the script while Jeff Morris (The Yank) will be directing the TV movie. “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” is set to premiere on Lifetime on 29th November.