Based on the book of the same title by Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is about exactly that. As the trailer reveals, in the wake of a bombing in the middle east, there is desperation to find a upbeat story from this part of the world. Attention is focussed on a project that is meant to be bringing the sport of salmon fishing to Yemen. Ewan McGregor plays Fred Jones, who is a fisheries expert who claims that bringing salmon to Yemen is near impossible. Trying to get the project underway is Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) under the direction of and English politician Bridget Maxwell (Kristen Scott Thomas). The film is adapted to the screen by the academy award winning writer of Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy and is directed by Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat). And while the trailer does make the film look slightly over sentimental, McGregor and Blunt are charmers when they are at their best. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen premiered this past September at the Toronto International Film Festival. You can catch this film in UK cinemas March 9, 2012.