May 30th, 2013
11:57 AM ET

Grumpy Cat's going Hollywood

Grumpy Cat's ready for her closeup.

According to reports, the feline famous for her sourpuss could soon have a movie built around her. Entertainment Weekly describes it as a "Garfield"-esque tale in which Grumpy Cat - real name, Tardar Sauce - would have the ability to speak.

Grumpy Cat's already Internet famous thanks to the popular meme that got its start last September, after the brother of Grumpy Cat's owner shared some of the pet's photos on Reddit.

The unlikely star of SXSW: Grumpy Cat

According to Deadline, Grumpy Cat's representation - yes, the cat has representation - is working with Broken Road's Sean Robins and Todd Garner to produce the project.

Garner told Deadline, which first reported the story, that the potential for pleasing family film is pretty clear.

“This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy,” Garner said. “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.”

Think Grumpy Cat will finally be impressed?


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • movies

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  1. It took 1 hour to make it look stupid...that's a record

    thanks

    June 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lea Anita Black

    I love this Grumpy cat image, I look forward to the Movie coming out and think we will all love it.....love all the jokes and pics of Grumpy Cat......fantastic stuff!!

    June 1, 2013 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. maryhelenc

    While I think the memes are funny, I don't know if Grumpy Cat, the movie would be really appealing to the masses. However, kudos to this cat's owner for getting all the money she can from this cat.

    May 31, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gonzo650

    Once again the power of redditors has presented itself. Seems like that's where many Internet sensations start nowadays, ask Daniel Tosh

    May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. greeneyedirishlass

    While I think the photos of this cat are fun, and I really love the little diddy someone wrote "grumpy kitty" to go with the tune of Sheldon Cooper's "Sleepy kitty" from Big Bang Theory...I really don't see a movie built around this particular feline.

    May 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Garfield

    yeah yeah...I had my time in the spotlight too...but people forget you soon enough and then you start taking drugs...oh man I miss my good friend Bill the Cat...poor guy died of acne.

    May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jason

    Or it's A Ragdoll

    May 31, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. jason

    Ilove this cat " it's a ragamuffin" they are sooo cute

    May 31, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Natalie

    Will Grumpy Cat finally be impressed?

    "NO."

    May 31, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. T

    The cat's name is TARD – as in retard. The owner admitted it – I read it myself – but has since retracted that statement.Someone started calling her Tarder Sauce, and now the owner has claimed that's what it's been all along. It's just to avoid having to admit to naming the cat an insensitive term. I am personally more offended by the perpetual lie, than I am naming the cat Tard. Just admit it already. Coward.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Im sorry but how the hell are you offended by the 'lie' or 'retracted statement'? How has it affected YOU? Are you retarded? D1ck.

      May 31, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Walt

      I don't know what your "T" initial stands for, but I'm betting I would find it offensive. What kind of coward hides behind an initial?

      May 31, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      I dont see your last name and address in your reply to me...coward
      As for my initial, 'T' stands for "Im better than you"

      May 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walt

      Wow, so much stupidity and infantile nonsense in your reply there, T, that I don't even know where to begin...

      May 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • greeneyedirishlass

      If you are seriously offended by this "perpetual lie"...get a life. I suppose EVERYTHING you read online is true. No one EVER jokes online either....the owner couldn't POSSIBLY have made that statement and then thought, "you know what, that wasn't really very funny after all." and taken that comment down....right? Seriously...get over it.

      May 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe C.

      Seems we have a Tard in the article and another Tard posting comments to it. That's what the T stands for.

      May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      LOL
      just because you will NEVER be as good as me is no reason to be grumpy...oh wait...yes it is

      May 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mommy

      Come on, T. Time for your nap. Run along like a good little boy. I'll give you some cookies and milk when you wake up. :)

      May 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      ME NO WANT TO...WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA..... :'(

      May 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lea Anita Black

      No you are wrong, Tard always stood for Tardar sauce, stop trying to spoil the image and the fun knucklehead.

      June 1, 2013 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. Profit more-ham-id

    This is offeNsive to is-lame!

    May 31, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Meh

    huh....more talent than most of todays "hot" stars

    May 31, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Labotomy dude

    I suppose simple minds are easily amused! and thats what hollywood and the movie industry are banking on if they make a movie of this grumpy fn cat, mentally challenged minds!

    May 31, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • humtake

      Calling people names for liking something you don't is the TRUE test of a simple mind.

      May 31, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • mattindc

      Oh yeah? Funny is funny LD....dumb statement and your avatar name speaks volumes.

      May 31, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • "Lab" otomy?

      You should probably include yourself in the simple mind statement.

      May 31, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. SKY

    FACT: AND THEY GIVE THE GLORY TO ANIMALS RATHER THAN GOD....

    May 31, 2013 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bhan

    "Think Grumpy Cat will finally be impressed?" – NO! :P

    May 31, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. WENT FOR IT LIKE ANY TOOL WOULD...IGNORE THE CAT

    00

    May 31, 2013 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  17. M.A.P.

    I want one!

    May 31, 2013 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
    • ITS CLOSER TOO YOU NOW

      Went for it like a cat...we can ignore her–it goes further then a tool

      =

      May 31, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. Went for it like a cat...we can ignore her--it goes further then a tool

    =

    May 31, 2013 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dave Ruth

    It's a good thing I'm not around a cat like that....cause I would just love to tickle a cat that looks so grumpy. It would appear to be a bad idea to try to tickle grumpy people also....they just seem to get grumpier.

    May 31, 2013 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      I don't mind it if a stranger tickles me; in fact, I usually return the favor and tickle their face with a hammer.

      May 31, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  20. samaiye oluwaseun

    I love this cat, grumpy is a bum, lol

    May 31, 2013 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. Patty J Lessley-Douglas

    I LOVE HER <3

    May 31, 2013 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dustin

    While I believe that Grumpy Cat will not be impressed in the slightest bit, my cats and I will be viewing as we take direction in our lives from Grumps the cat. Ol' Tardar hasnt steered us wrong yet!!!!

    May 31, 2013 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kurtz

    Noooo...leave Grumpy Cat alone! As soon as Hollywood gets a hold of anything, it's like the kiss of death.

    May 31, 2013 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  24. WE'VE DECIDED ITS STILL NOT GOING TOO STOP THE ME AND THE ADAM

    SORRY NOT SEEING ADAM THE WHOLE WEEK...MADE ME THINK A BIT....

    May 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  25. NOBODY WENT TOO SAL'S...

    LIAR

    May 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. salathieljones

    Reblogged this on The World Outside of Yourself.

    May 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  27. HACKING BY THE 2 WOMEN UPDATES--APPEARS TOO BE IN CHECKING ACCOUNT EVERY DAY

    1. WENT INTO CHECKING ACCOUNT THIS EVENING
    2. HACKED INTO OJ CONVERSATION....NOBODY ON THE OTHER END...AS USUAL
    3. TWEETS–

    May 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  28. CA IS NOT GOING TOO HELP EITHER

    GET A MOVE ON LEAVE OTHERS ALONE...YOU WERE ON THE FURMAN CALL...

    May 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. YOU ANNOUNCED IT SO THERE FOR YOU CARE...

    NOT GONNA FIGHT CUZ HE'S WORKING THIS WEEKEND...

    May 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  30. telecomjunkie

    who ca.....

    May 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  31. THE FURMAN CONVERSATION...NOBODY ON THE OTHER END.

    DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE'S COMING OR GOING...WE REALLY NEED TOO BAG THIS MESS

    May 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. thelazycomic

    What? And me... the grumpy guy... everybody ignores? Enjoy the quiet.... LOL

    May 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  33. andimonium

    Think Grumpy Cat will finally be impressed? you asked.

    NO

    May 30, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. should we let her know now what we know?

    thanks

    May 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  35. She's is a very sick woman...that is the verdict

    luann call back?

    May 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  36. concernedcitizen

    Oh Long Johnson!

    May 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  37. lol

    lol

    May 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Michelle was michael, talking to myself many times was michael,

    vito was michael, annmarie was michael...however most of the time it was air and no michael....that i am aware of personally...god i love me

    May 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Pliny

    Just used my last gerbil and now I'm fresh out. Does anyone have a spare they can loan me?

    May 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. I know a steve, anthony, sam (true), mark, jorge, juan, joey

    but no Michael (personally) truth-–

    May 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. waterclaw

    Originality Hollywood, where did it go?

    May 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  42. the michael cd's---all air oh and janine and anthony but no michael

    :)

    May 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  43. who is this cat...

    -

    May 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Laura

    The reason things like Grumpy Cat become sensations is because the entertainment industry is so filled with senseless glut that anything fresh attracts us. Take the fresh thing and make it into more senseless glut, and we'll just move on to the next. Producers of the Grumpy Cat movie, don't waste your money.

    May 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Andy

    Owner: Tardar Sauce, you're going to be on TV!
    Grumpy cat: NO.

    May 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Mr. Flibble

    OMG! Her name's not politically correct? That makes Mr. Flibble very cross. .......... Who cares!

    May 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Robert Ray

    I love Grumpy the cat,so cute,I wish I could reach in the tv screen and take her out,and give her a big kiss

    May 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Kay

    I can't wait to see how they handle the fact that the cat's real, un-PC name is Tardar (as in 'retarded') Sauce.

    May 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • geekalot76

      The name is spelled that way because the owner's young daughter named the cat herself, after mentioning that grumpy cat's fur color reminded her of tartar sauce. So, it's an innocent misspelling by a child, not a derogatory name for the mentally challenged.

      May 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. KYM

    Please keep internet memes on the internet. You know the meme is officially dead when it shows up Family Guy or a movie is made about it.

    May 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Christy

    The cat IS named Tardar Sauce, with a D.

    May 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  51. V¡xen

    I love Grumpy Cat!

    May 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Clete

    Wait a minute...the perfect spot for Grump Cat would be as one of the new judges for American Idol.

    May 30, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Boo

    This sounds like a disaster in the making. The cat's expression says it all.

    May 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Rick

    Grumpy Cat won't be impressed until CNN can publish an article without a typo.

    May 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Lost Keys

    Make a movie called No1Curr next.

    May 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |

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