EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt Talk 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 18:44
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Opening in theaters on March 9th is a new British romantic comedy/drama from celebrated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) called Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The screenplay was written by Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), and based on the popular book of the same name by author Paul Torday. The film stars a terrific cast of international actors including Ewan McGregor (Beginners), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient), and Egyptian actor Amr Waked (Contagion). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with actors Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt to discuss their work on Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The actors talked about the new film, their characters, working with director Lasse Hallstrom, what they look for when they are choosing projects, and of course ... fishing.

To watch our exclusive video interview with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt about Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, please click on the video player above. 


A fisheries scientist (McGregor) finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the wadis of the Highlands of Yemen, and change British political history and the course of his life. 

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen casts its lure on audiences in theaters on March 9th. 

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