Film and TV

Aubrey Plaza to Play Grumpy Cat in Lifetime Movie

Grumpy Cat has finally found her voice.

Well, technically Hollywood has found it for her. The online feline sensation from Phoenix, known as Tardar Sauce by her owner and Grumpy Cat to virtually anyone with a computer, is set to star in her own Lifetime movie, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, this holiday season.

And with word of her theatrical debut having been out since June, Grumpy Cat fans have had months to wonder: Who should speak on this scowling kitty's behalf?

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Well wonder no more, Grumpy Cat fans, because Plaza has officially been cast.

On Wednesday, August 17, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Aubrey Plaza will act as the voice for the pouting pussy cat. Plaza, who is best recognized from her role as the comically negative April Ludgate in NBC's Parks and Recreation, was cast after Glee star Jane Lynch turned down the role -- supposedly because of her 2014 Emmy Award for Hollywood Game Night.

The live action made-for-TV movie written by Tim Hill (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris will première on Lifetime on Saturday, November 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For details, visit

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