Yes, you read that headline correct: Grumpy Cat, winner of 2013 Webby Awards’ coveted Meme of the Year, will soon be making her way to the big screen. The feline, real name Tarter Sauce, is slated to star in a “Garfield”-style feature film.
Deadline reports that Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robins have teamed with Grumpy Cat’s representatives (yes, an Internet sensation does need to be represented, even if she is just a cat) to make the movie. In it, Grumpy Cat will reportedly “be given the power of speech.”
“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy,” Garner tells Deadline. “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.”
No word yet on a potential release date, director or cast, but it sounds like this project will be a mix of CGI and live action like “Garfield” was.