Future Shack & A Touch More Team for Cleat Cute Adaptation


Future Shack Entertainment and Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe’s A Touch More have teamed up to develop an adaptation of Cleat Cute from Meryl Wilsner.

The contemporary romance novel follows a young soccer player as she juggles being the new rookie, her goals of making the national team and a budding romance with her team captain.

A Touch More’s Bird, Rapinoe and Camille Bernier-Green will executive produce the TV adaptation, alongside Wilsner.

“Sports is a universal language and breeding ground for world-class storytelling,” said Jeff Wachtel, CEO of Future Shack. “As women’s sports captivate audiences around the globe, we’re proud to partner with two of the most iconic athletes of our time, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, to bring Meryl Wilsner’s delightful world to life in a bold, sexy and fun ensemble show.”

Bird and Rapinoe said, “We are thrilled to be working with Future Shack to bring Meryl Wilsner’s wonderful book to life. Having spent most of our lives on teams, we want to celebrate the ways in which relationships, both romantic and platonic, are organically created through sports. Cleat Cute will not shy away from the messiness, occasional frustration and undeniable beauty that come with loving the game and the players within it.”