I know that sounds crazy but read this article from today's New York Times:
In a chilling turn of events, the child actors who play the leads in the upcoming Kite Runner film adaptation are reportedly at risk of great harm or even death. The studio fears that rival ethnic groups in Kabul will react violently, especially to a pivotal rape scene, when the film is released. Paramount is delaying the release of the film and government officials are looking to move the boys and their families to another country where they will be safe.
I'm just flabbergasted by this. Kind of makes Hosseini's amazing novel ring that much truer.