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By Amelia Mularz
America's favorite meme (sorry, "McKayla is Not Impressed") just inked a movie deal. Grumpy Cat, the perpetually pissed-off feline, will star in an upcoming family comedy flick. The deal was orchestrated by agent Ben Lashes, who also reps Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat (clearly this guy's got a lot of pull).
Talk of a Grumpy Cat movie comes on the heels of a book deal and a beverage line — reportedly she's primed to release cat-inspired coffee drinks (not even making that up).
With all the of hubbub surrounding this kitty, we thought we'd offer up a little advice to help her keep things real when she heads off to Hollywood. Grumpy Cat, if you can read this through your misery, take note:
» Remember where you came from. Soon you'll be too busy for us lowly Internet fans because you'll be off to another pool »
- MTV Movies Team
Grumpy Cat—the feline formerly known as Tardar Sauce—is ready for her close-up. Well, closer up than she's already been on Instagram and Twitter and YouTube and TV. Actually, maybe the shots won't be closer, but they'll definitely be bigger. Because Grumpy Cat is getting a movie! Tarder, who won Meme of the Year at the Webby Awards, will star (and have the ability to speak) in a Garfield-like "big family comedy," Deadline reports. The live-action film comes from Broken Road Productions, the company behind Here Comes the Boom and Zookeeper—Kevin James, you might be costarring with Grumpy Cat soon! Here are some plot ideas that it took us about a minute and a »
Inspiration for the next big hit can come from anywhere. Pirates Of The Caribbean was a major ride at four of Walt Disney’s themes park before its transformation into a summer blockbuster. Heck, we’ve even had filmmakers turning to board games as was the case with disaster flick, Battleship. Well, hold onto your butts, because now that internet meme goddess, Grumpy Cat, is the next in line for the big screen treatment.
Bringing her to our screens is Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner and Sean Robins. The company behind Zookeeper, Jack And Jill and Here Comes The Boom think the cat is a prime candidate to fill a gap left in popular culture by Garfield. The family-oriented feature will revolve around Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) and gift her with the ability to speak. Garner told Deadline:
“This started off as a picture of a cat, but »
- Gem Seddon
Since you are currently on the internet, you are likely familiar with Grumpy Cat. The picture of "Tard," a snowshoe cat with a naturally angry face, was posted to Reddit in September 2012, and a meme was born. After eight months of internet dominance, Todd Garner (Jack and Jill) is spearheading the effort to develop a movie around Grumpy Cat: “This started off as a picture of a cat, but rare is an image that evokes that much comedy. 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.” Grumpy Cat will reportedly speak in the "Garfield-like" feature. More after the jump. My instinct is to be cynical, but Garner makes a valid point. That cat has captured the public imagination---there is a legitimate character to build a story around. On the other hand, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Penned by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera, the script centres on a couple who share a disastrous blind date, before ending up stuck together at a family resort along with their children from previous relationships.
Sandler and Barrymore previously co-starred in 1998's The Wedding Singer and 2004's 50 First Dates.
> Drew Barrymore 'removing tattoos, converting to Judaism'
Watch a trailer for 50 First Dates below: »
“Biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) attempts to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school…”
Much like his comedy-movie cohort Adam Sandler, the films of Kevin James can be hit and miss, for every I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry there’s a Zookeeper; and the mixed reception afforded his solo efforts (although I’m man enough to admit I actually enjoyed Paul Blart: Mall Cop) didn’t bode well for Here Comes the Boom… So imagine my surprise when the film turned out to be more than just another Happy Madison produced gross-out comedy and is in fact a sentimental tale of »
Adam Sandler and director Frank Coraci are set to team up for a fourth time on an untitled romantic comedy for Warner Bros. The two previously collaborated on Click, The Wedding Singer and The Waterboy; Coraci also directed the Kevin James-starrer Zookeeper, which Sandler produced. The pic centers on "a couple who, after disastrous blind date, are stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages." Ivan Menchell (Jonas) and Claire Sera penned the original script and is undergoing a rewrite by Rodney Rothman (Grudge Match). Variety reports that Happy Madison will produce and the studio is now seeking its female lead before production begins this May. »
- Dave Trumbore
Adam Sandler is teaming up with frequent collaborator Frank Coraci for an untitled blind date comedy at Warner Bros. Frank Coraci previously directed Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, and Click.
The story centers on a couple's horrible blind date that ends up getting worse and worse. They find themselves stuck in a family resort with their children from previous marriages. Rodney Rothman is rewriting the screenplay from an original draft by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera.
Last month, we reported that Adam Sandler wanted to reunite with his The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates co-star Drew Barrymore for this project. The actress' involvement has not been confirmed at this time.
Frank Coraci has also »
News Louisa Mellor Jan 28, 2013
Game Of Thrones moves production to La for the first time, to work around the inclusion of a new guest star...
Warning: contains a spoiler for Game of Thrones season three
Just sixty-two days from broadcast, you'd have thought that the cast for Game of Thrones' third season would be locked down by now, but no, a new er, performer has recently joined the HBO flagship show.
A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R Martin teased the new cast member last Thursday on his personal (not a) blog. Under a post titled "It's the pits" came the message "Son of Homer", quickly followed by elucidation: "You guys are smarter than the average bear, plainly. Yes, it's Bart The Bear. Or rather, Bart the Second. The original Bart, that nine foot tall star of stage and screen, has departed for the great forest in the sky. »
Have you been missing Jessica Simpson on your small screen ever since her reality show with Nick Lachey went off the air? You are so in luck, friend. Simpson is set to star in a new NBC sitcom that's inspired by her life, the network announced today. Fashion Star producer Electus and Universal Television are coproducing it, with Nick Bakay, Ben Silverman and Joe Simpson signing on as executive producers. Bakay, whose credits include include'Til Death, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper, will pen the pilot script. "I am so excited to work with with Ben and NBC again, this time on a scripted comedy," Simpson says in a statement. "I often find myself thinking that no one could ever make up the »
Jessica Simpson is to star in a new sitcom based on her life. The singer / actress is developing the project at NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pilot episode is based on a pitch from Nick and Robin Bakay. Writer and actor Nick Bakay penned the recent Kevin James movies Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper, but is also known for voicing Salem the cat on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. "We are thrilled to team up with the multi-talented Jessica Simpson to bring this new sitcom to life on NBC," said Ben Silverman, founder and chairman of production company Electus. Silverman went on to describe Simpson as a "modern-day" Lucille Ball with "incredible comedic chops". "From running a fashion empire to wrangling her (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Jessica Simpson is coming back to TV, ya'll!
But unlike her last two stints -- on MTV's Newlyweds and NBC's Fashion Star -- this time, Simpson will be acting ... albeit, like herself.
According to TVGuide.com, NBC is developing a Simpson-starring comedy where she will play a version of herself, a la Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Related - Jessica Simpson's Pregnant, Again!
"Having gotten the opportunity to work with Jessica on Fashion Star and see how funny she is firsthand, it seemed natural for her to end up in a situational comedy," producer Ben Silverman told TV Guide Magazine. "She has gone through her own life journey, now becoming a mother. Her unique yet totally accessible approach to family is something I think America will love and laugh at."
Jessica Simpson is moving from reality to scripted comedy. The singer-actress is reteaming with Fashion Star producer Electus and NBC for an untitled scripted comedy based on her life, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Universal Television and Electus will co-produce the pilot presentation based on a pitch developed by Robin and Nick Bakay that's inspired by Simpson's colorful life. Nick Bakay, whose credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and 'Til Death, will pen the script and executive produce alongside Electus' Ben Silverman and Simpson's father/manager, Joe Simpson. Electus' Jimmy Fox will co-exec produce. Photos: 18 New
- Lesley Goldberg
2012 is over and as is the custom for many of us, we look back and judge how the past 12 months fit into our lives. As the proprietor of a movie website, perhaps it's my job to step up and count the losses publically with you, to offer my opinion (for whatever it's worth) about how the year in film stacked up in my expectations.
I see many other sites and movie writers present their top 10 lists of movies. Myself, I'm not deluded enough to believe that I've seen enough movies to make an informed judgment about what movies are "the best". Maybe, one year when I've watched more than 40 or 50, I can offer my list of such.
Instead, I present to you today my thoughts on what I felt were my most disappointing events in movies from 2012. These items aren't necessarily a film in particular; they could be a newsworthy item, »
- Patrick Sauriol
14 items from 2013
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