Grumpy Cat the movie. It'll be rubbish

Last updated 16:44 30/05/2013
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Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, is the cat the internet loves the most.

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Somebody get Tommy Lee Jones on the line. He has a new gig.

Grumpy Cat is coming to the big screen.

Movie news website Deadline reports that Hollywood execs are developing a movie based on the hugely popular meme.

The Grumpy Cat movie is set to be a Garfield-like feature, with the star being given the power of speech.

Producer Todd Garner, who is developing the project, told Deadline:  "This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy.

"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."

Grumpy Cat took off last year after Bryan Bundesen, the brother of Grumpy Cat's owner, Tabatha Bundesen, posted some pics of the cat (real name Tardar Sauce) on Reddit.

"It was an accident," Mr Bundesen said. "We thought it would get some laughs, with the Internet liking cats. And it just kept going."

There's no doubting Grumpy Cat's star power:

The official website attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a month; the official Facebook page has more than 930,000 likes and a weekly reach of more than 2 million; the official YouTube Channel has over 120,000 subscribers and over 20 million views.

On top of that Grumpy Cat was voted Meme of the Year Award at the 2013 Webby Awards, named most influential cat of 2012 by MSNBC, has appeared on news shows and in magazines around the world and made a small fortune from merchandising deals.

Not that Grumpy Cat cares. The 13-month-old mixed breed whose cranky facial expression is due to feline dwarfism remains unimpressed. Perhaps Grumpy Cat knows the Garfield movies bombed at the box office and that Garner is responsible for the Adam Sandler turkey Jack and Jill.

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