Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime’s Christmas-Themed TV Movie

Aubrey Plaza has landed a pettish role…

Lifetime has selected the 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian and Parks and Recreation star to voice Grumpy Cat.

Aubrey Plaza

In Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, Grumpy Cat stars as a pet store feline who’s never chosen for adoption — which leads to her sour outlook on life. Along comes a 12-year-old girl, who can actually hear Grumpy Cat talk. The two eventually go on adventures together and, yes, discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Grumpy Cat — whose real name is “Tardar Sauce” (really!) — has become a superstar with 6 million Facebook friends, two books in print (including the recently released The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat) and merchandising deals such as one as the official “spokescat” of Friskies.

Grumpy Cat

Jane Lynch had previously been rumored for the part.

Tim Hill (Garfield 2) wrote the TV movie with Jeff Morris (The Yank), who also directed.

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever will premiere on November 29 at 8:00pm on Lifetime.