Deadline is exclusively reporting that Sony Pictures Television have acquired the rights to Megan Rapinoe’s memoir One Life and look set to adapt it as a scripted series.
The memoir, which Rapinoe wrote with Emma Brockes and was published last month by Penguin Random House and has become a New York Times bestseller, has Megan share the story of her life and football career, starting from her younger years growing up in Redding, California, to her sports stardom and being widely considered as one of the best football players of her generation, in which she became an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner with the U.S Women’s National Team.
Megan Rapinoe also writes in the memoir about her decision to come out publicly as gay following the 2011 World Cup, when she became discouraged by how few athletes were open about their sexuality. Last year Rapinoe was named the Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2019 and was also awarded the Golden Boot.
Mega Rapinoe released a statement saying:
My intention with One Life was to inspire others to action. I hope that by sharing my experiences, both on and especially off the field, others will be moved to educate themselves, speak up for justice and push for a more hopeful future. I’m excited to be working with the Sony Pictures Television team to bring my story to life on screen. They have a true understanding of the universality of the themes in the book and I cannot wait to see how this develops.
Sony Pictures Television are currently looking for a writer to adapt the memoir for the small screen.