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Lifetime's Incredible Casting Choice Has Aubrey Plaza Voicing Grumpy Cat

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Aubrey Plaza (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Image) and Grumpy Cat (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
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Grumpy Cat is starring in her own Lifetime holiday movie, and in an excellent casting choice, she'll be voiced by actress Aubrey Plaza. Aubrey Plaza plays April Ludgate, a young curmudgeon with a heart of gold, on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Plaza's ability to deliver morbid and deadpan one-liners makes her a perfect match for the celebrity feline misanthrope.

The film, Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, is a tale about a “pet-store cat that is perpetually overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lifetime's VP of Original Movies, Arturo Interian, told THR, "We're so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes."

One might assume that this would be a Grinch-esque tale, but Interian said it would be part Home Alone, part Die Hard and would have other internet celebs in cameo roles.

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Jane Lynch was initially considered for the role, but turned it down. The movie will air on Saturday, November 29.