In today's deranged casting news, the Lifetime network is searching for the perfect voice actor to speak for Grumpy Cat in the live-action movie titled Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. The project, which will shoot this summer, will star the cat-turned-Internet meme, whose full name is Tardar Sauce.
As if the fact that a CAT starring in a LIFETIME HOLIDAY MOVIE isn't weird enough, wait until you read how the network is describing this upcoming film. It's so hilariously bizarre I can't believe this isn't an elaborate practical joke.
The yet-to-be-written script for Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever tells the story of a pet-store cat who is perpetually overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her. According to Arturo Interian, Lifetime's VP of original movies,
It brings fun and irreverence that we haven't had at Lifetime. We're so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes.
Okay, a girl and a talking cat. Fine, Lifetime. Fine. But what's the overall vibe of this sure-to-be-an-instant classic? Interian says,
It's a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard.
Ha. Ha ha. Hahahahahahaha HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Oh god. *wipes tear* That's just awesome. I am certain this film will be spectacular in every way.
Apparently Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever will also feature cameos from other famous Internet memes, so we can only hope Double Rainbow Guy, Doge, O RLY Owl, and Socially Awkward Penguin will make an appearance.
Oh, and before you worry about Grumpy's well-being in her new role as famous cat actress, her manager (MANAGER) says,
I'm sure she'll have the poshest trailer a cat has ever had on-set.
Soooooooo. On a scale of Meh to I AM LITERALLY WETTING MY PANTS RIGHT NOW, how stoked are you for Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever?
Image via Lifetime