Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tarder Sauce, went viral last year after the brother of owner Tabatha Bundesen posted a photo of the cat on the user-submitted social news site Reddit.
The film will be produced by Broken Road Productions, which has been behind such films as the Kevin James’ 2009 comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and Adam Sandler’s 2011 comedy Jack and Jill. Photos of Grumpy Cat, whose scowl Bundesen said was caused by feline dwarfism, gained a following with ironic user-generated captions, like ‘I had fun once ... it was awful’ and ‘Of all the nine lives I’ve lived ... this is the worst.”
Grumpy Cat is no stranger to cameras, having already appeared on US morning show Good Morning America and CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson Live. Grumpy Cat will join the ranks of Hollywood's other four-legged furry A-listers such as Uggie the dog from Oscar-winning film The Artist and Buddy the basketball-playing Golden Retriever from 1997’s Air Bud.
The number of likes Grumpy Cat has on his official Facebook page
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