Tagline Productions has bought the rights to the book, The Worst Hard Time.

From New York Times writer, Timothy Egan, the film focuses on the time of the Dust Bowl; Kirk Ellis has been hired to write the screenplay. Variety reports the book centers on the small number of people who stayed behind on the Great Plains after the cataclysmic dust storms of the 1930s, often because of false promises that the land was suitable for farming.

No details have been set for production on The Worst Hard Time.