Faran Tahir in Broadway adaptation of ‘The Kite Runner’

Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel The Kite Runner has been adapted into a Broadway play and Pakistani-American actor Faran Tahir has been cast to play Baba, the father of protagonist Amir.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Tahir has acted in several Hollywood movies such as ‘Star Trek’ (2009), ‘Elysium’’ (2013), and ‘Escape Plan’ (2013). He is widely known for his role in Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’ (2008) as the villainous Raza.

Directed by Giles Croft, The Kite Runner is due to begin performances on July 6. The play, which will be the first one scheduled for the 2022-2023 Broadway season, is produced by  Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland of Broadway & Beyond Theatricals.

American actor Amir Arison — known for portraying FBI Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in NBC’s The Blacklist — will play the lead character Amir.

The Kite Runner novel is a coming-of-age story about a man born in Afghanistan whose life is haunted by his failure to protect his childhood friend. The novel has sold millions of copies worldwide and was adapted into a film in 2007.


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