Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

(2012)

From the beloved director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) has a big dream – to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on for its potential as a ‘good will’ story. Now, 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.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ TV Spot

We have an exclusive TV spot from the new CBS Films drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which debuts in theaters nationwide March 9. Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Amr Waked star in director Lasse Hallström's drama about an eccentric sheik in Yemen who is obsessed with bringing salmon fishing to his country. Take a look at this TV spot with new footage from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

From the beloved director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) has a big dream - to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on for its potential as a 'good will' story. Now, 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.

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Second ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Trailer

Ewan McGregor stars as a henpecked scientists tasked with introducing a new sport in an unlikely place with Lasse Hallström's latest drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. We have the second trailer for this CBS Films release, which you can check out below.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was released March 9th, 2012.

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‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Trailer

CBS Films has released the first trailer and two new photos from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which arrives in theaters nationwide March 2. Click on the video player below for your first look at this comedic drama starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. You can also click on the photos below to access our growing gallery for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was released March 9th, 2012.

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Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt Go ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’

http://movieweb.com/movie/salmon-fishing-in-the-yemen/ The film projects coming out of the Cannes Film Festival just seem to be piling up lately and this latest one will take you fishing in a bizarre locale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas have all signed on to star in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Lasse Hallström is directing the film from the script by Simon Beaufoy, which was adapted from the Paul Torday novel. No story details for the film were given, but here's a plot description of Torday's book.Dr. Alfred Jones is a henpecked, slightly pompous middle-aged scientist at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London when he is approached by a mysterious sheikh about an outlandish plan to introduce the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen. Dr. Jones refuses, but the project, however scientifically absurd, catches the eye of British politicians, who pressure him to work on it. His diaries of the Yemen Salmon Project, from beginning to glorious, tragic end, form the narrative backbone of this novel; interspersed throughout are government memos, e-mails, letters, and interview transcripts that deftly capture the absurdity of bureaucratic dysfunction.

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