According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marc Forster has signed on to direct The Kite Runner, an adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel that William Horberg is producing for DreamWorks Pictures.

Kite Runner centers on a man who returns to his native Afghanistan, which is under Taliban rule, to right a long-standing wrong and rescue the son of a childhood friend. David Benioff wrote the screenplay.

The book, Hosseini's debut novel, was published by Riverhead Press in spring 2003 to glowing reviews and has remained on the New York Times paperback fiction best-seller list since September 2004. There are more than 2.5 million copies in print.