At least once a year, a film comes along that look so adorably precious, we just can’t help but surrender to it’s magic. This looks to be the case with the new film SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN which stars two of our favorites, Ewan McGregor (BEGINNERS) and Emily Blunt (THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU). Our guess is they find more than just fish in that river. We think they find… love. Cue the swooning!
From the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning® screenwriter of Slumdog Millionairecomes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. When Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realize a sheikh’s (Amr Waked) vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a “good will” story, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and written by Simon Beaufoy based on Paul Torday’s novel of the same name. Check out the trailer below and the film when it opens on March 9.