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Grumpy goes to Hollywood

hollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2013 01:03 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Grumpy cat, on whom a popular internet meme is based, has earned a movie deal. The production house behind comedy films like Paul Blart Mall Cop and the Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill, has optioned the rights to make a film based on the grumpy cat and its famous one liners, which are a sarcastic take on society.

Grumpy cat, known for her disdainful expressions, will speak in the film and will be one of the few cats who can boast about the fact after Garfield and Puss in Boots (Shrek). A mixed breed owned by Arizona resident Tabatha Bundesen, the grumpy cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce, ‘Tard’ for short. It looks grumpy because its mouth is slightly deformed by a genetic disorder.

Tard became an internet sensation after the grumpy cat meme first came to public attention last September when Bryan Bundesen, Tabatha’s brother, posted a photo on Reddit (An internet source for social news and entertainment), prompting users to photoshop captions such as, “I am disappointed by your lack of sales”, and “I hope all of your 2013 dreams end up shattering like glass on the rocks of reality.”

Since then, the feline had videos of it on YouTube, appeared in ads and an online shop where visitors can buy T-shirts, mugs, magnets, calendars and even the official book. The details of the film contract haven’t been released as yet.