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Meryl Streep attached to Dewey

Bringing yet more proof that cute animals will always make enticing subjects for films, Meryl Streep is attached to star in Dewey, the tale of a beloved library mascot.

Variety reports that New Line has optioned Vicki Myron’s book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World.

Streep wants to play the author, who saw the impact that the kitten had when it wandered into a library in Iowa and became the building’s mascot.

Pamela Gray writing the script

A Walk On The Moon scribe Pamela Gray has been hired to adapt the book for the screen.

Frankly, we’re not sure what all the fuss is about. I mean, how cute can one cat be? Look at the book’s cover, you say? Oh, look at the little puddy tat! He’s so sweet! Ahem. We mean, yeah, whatever.