05/30/2013 AT 1:15 PM ET
If a movie deal won’t put a smile on Grumpy Cat’s face, we don’t know what will.
“Rare is an image that evokes that much comedy,” said Todd Garner, Broken Road founder and producer, who will help bring Grumpy Cat to the big screen along with partner Sean Robins. “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.”
A movie marks another step into the limelight for the formerly Internet-only star, who in March began starring in a series of webisodes with Friskies – as well as a video interview with PEOPLE Pets.
Grumpy Cat’s foray into film also comes hot on the heels of another cat’s career achievement: fellow kitty celebrity Lil Bub’s documentary, Lil Bub & Friendz, was named this year’s Best Feature Film in the Tribeca Film Festival’s online competition.