When news broke that Grumpy Cat was to star in her own movie, it was greeted with a sensible degree of cynicism — we even mused on whether the whole thing was a ruse. Now though it looks like the flick is shaping up just fine indeed, with the announcement that Aubrey Plaza, the actress best known for her role as the super sourpuss April Ludgate in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, will voice her royal grumpiness in Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. Seems like outstanding casting to me.
Acting the tease, earlier today Aubrey greeted the news by tweeting the following meme.
Plaza’s deliberately dulcet tone could prove a natural foil for Grumpy’s deadpan ponderings. The actress also presumably impressed the casting gatekeepers with her excellent and dedicated work as the deputy director of Pawnee Animal Control in Parks and Recreation.
The film is scheduled to premiere Nov. 29 on Lifetime, according to the Lifetime website.
Now celebrate by enjoying this gratuitous pic of Aubrey as a freaky feline.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.