Rom-com Salmon Fishing in the Yemen goes nationwide
Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Waked star in British rom-com Salmon Fishing in the Yemen which debuts at cinemas nationwide today.
The movie, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, is based on the novel of the same name by Paul Torday.
We follow Fred Jones (McGregor), a British government expert in the fisheries industry, whose marriage is crumbling.
However, when consultant Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Blunt), representing a wealthy Yemeni sheikh (Waked), asks for help to fulfill the sheikh’s vision to introduce salmon fishing to the desert country of Yemen, Fred rejects the idea as unfeasible. But she enchants him.
Willing to spare no expense, the sheikh instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Jones who thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable.