Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a film based on the novel of the same name by Paul Torday. The film is about bringing salmon to Yemen, and this actually becomes a reality after the British Prime Minister’s press secretary takes it on as a good will story. The film has some humor and a love story within it. The film stars Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Amr Waked. The script was written by Simon Beaufoy who also wrote the scripts for 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire. Lance Hallstrom (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules) directed. I think the trailer turned out quite well.
“From the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning® screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes 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 in theatres March 2, 2012.