Tom Hanks has employed extra bodyguards over fears for his family's safety.
The 49-year-old actor, who is currently starring in the 'The Da Vinci Code,' was forced to hire more security because he fears the controversial film could put his family at risk from disgruntled Christian groups.
A source is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "Tom and director Ron Howard try to play it all down, but religion is a very sensitive subject...There is no question that some people are very offended by elements of the story."
The Oscar-winning actor and his family now have security with them wherever they go at all times.
The source explained: "It would be foolish not to ensure they are properly guarded for every eventuality."
Meanwhile, a prequel to controversial blockbuster 'The Da Vinci Code' is already in the pipeline.
Producers Sony plan to adapt Dan Brown's novel 'Angels and Demons,' set before the bestseller, following impressive box office takings of $230 million for the opening weekend.