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Ewan McGregor's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen to open Palm Springs Fest

23 December 2011 8:05 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is set to open the 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Based on Paul Torday's novel of the same name, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen tells the story of a fishery expert (Ewan McGregor), who travels to the Yemen after he is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to make a sheik's vision of bringing fly-fishing to the Yemen a reality. Directed by Dear John's Lasse Hallström and written by Slumdog Millionaire's Simon Beaufoy, the film also features Kristin Scott Thomas, Rachael Stirling (more) »

- By Kristina Bustos

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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Opens 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival

22 December 2011 5:24 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When the Palm Springs International Film Festival starts on January 5th, the honor of being the opening film will fall to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The film, by Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) and Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is an adaptation of the Paul Torday award-winning novel of the same name. The plot follows a sheik (Amr Waked) who desires to bring salmon fishing to the Yemen, a wild idea that is facilitated by a fishing expert (Ewan McGregor) and a PR consultant (Emily Blunt) with the urgings of the Prime Minister’s press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas). While Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is set to open the festival, the German comedy Almanya, Welcome to Germany will close it out on January 15th. Hit the jump for more on Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. THR reported that Halstrom’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen »

- Dave Trumbore

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Ewan McGregor's 'Salmon Fishing' to Open Palm Springs Film Festival

22 December 2011 3:42 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, will open the Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 5, organizers said Thursday. The showing will mark the U.S. debut of CBS Films' British comedy, which was directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom ("My Life as a Dog") and written by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire"). Two other McGregor films will also be shown at the festival: There will be a special presentation of "Haywire," a Steven Soderbergh-directed action film also starring McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Channing »

- Kurt Orzeck

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Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt in 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' trailer

22 December 2011 1:59 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt have featured in the new trailer for upcoming film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The film from Dear John director Lasse Hallström and Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy centres around a fishery expert (McGregor), who is approached by a consultant (Blunt) to make a sheik's vision of bringing fly-fishing to the Yemen a reality. It also stars the likes (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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Trailer Watch: "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" Stars McGregor and Blunt

17 December 2011 5:47 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The new trailer for CBS Films' Toronto pick-up "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" has landed at Yahoo Movies.  Directed by Lasse Hallström from a screenplay by "Slumdog Millionaire" scribe Simon Beaufoy, the film follows Britain's foremost fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor), who is asked by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to fulfill a Sheikh's wish to bring fly-fishing to the desert. Kristin Scott Thomas is the Prime Minister's eager press secretary, fervent in her desire to see the scheme come true. »

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'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Trailer: Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt Connect (Video)

17 December 2011 10:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The theatrical trailer for the Ewan McGregor-Emily Blunt film, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, has been released. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed film follows a fisheries expert (McGregor), who is approached by a consultant (Blunt) to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing fly-fishing to the Yemen. Soon, they go on a journey to make what seems to be the impossible, possible. Kristin Scott Thomas co-stars in the uplifting comedy-drama, written by Slumdog Millionaire's Simon Beaufoy from the novel by Paul Torday. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen screened at the Toronto Film Festival, where THR's John DeFore

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- Philiana Ng

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Watch Emily Blunt Convince Ewan McGregor To Go Salmon Fishing In Yemen

16 December 2011 7:24 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Lasse Hallström.s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen brought its memorably strange title to the Toronto International Film Festival last September and left with some outstanding reviews. Now, as the comedy-drama gears up for a March 2012 release, CBS Films and Lionsgate have unveiled a playfully uplifting new trailer on Yahoo Movies. We.ve posted it below and you can head over there to see it in HD: As you can see, Hallström.s picture . working from a Simon Beaufoy adaptation of Paul Torday.s novel . finds uptight Ewan McGregor swimming .against the stream. in order to help beautiful Emily Blunt establish a salmon fishing industry in the Middle East. It looks as crazy as it sounds, but if any woman.s capable of making a man attempt something so crazy, it.s Blunt. But Hallström, who helmed the wistful Chocolat and the sentimental Cider House Rules, surrounds »

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Watch Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' trailer

16 December 2011 6:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Am I the only one who can’t help but think of Chandler moving to Yemen to flee from Janice’s grasp on Friends when I hear about anything involving the small mideastern nation (ok, maybe save for war/terrorism related news)?

Fortunately, there’s not a nasal accent to be found in the bizarrely-titled and critically anticipated Lasse Halstrom film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, but it does have Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Emily Blunt. Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) penned the film, which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.

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- Laura Hertzfeld

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The ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Trailer Looks More Interesting Than it Sounds

16 December 2011 1:21 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Director Lasse Hallström’s newest picture, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, is about an eccentric sheik who loves fishing so much he’s willing to pay obscene amounts of money to create a permanent river in the deserts of Yemen, stocked with salmon. It then becomes up to his legal council to find a fisheries expert who can make it happen. And here we have the set-up for a really boring movie. Except, watching the trailer, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen doesn’t seem boring at all. Most of that probably has to do with the fact that the legal council and the fisheries expert are played by Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor, two actors with more charm in their fingernails than most people have in their whole bodies. I kind of have big crushes on both of them, so watching McGregor play nervous and proper, and Blunt playing blunt and driven, and »

- Nathan Adams

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Go 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' (Trailer) With Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt

16 December 2011 12:05 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Welcome to the first trailer for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," a British comedy about journalism, politics, love, and introducing non-native species into ecosystems.

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star as a stodgy scientist and U.K. government representative, respectively, who are at odds over a sort of goodwill plan that, as you might guess from the title, involves fly-fishing in Yemen. Specifically, as a goodwill gesture of sorts, the Prime Minister's spokesperson (Kristin Scott Thomas) decides that one Sheikh's desire to enjoy his hobby closer to home would be a great human interest story during a time of turmoil.

Naturally, the dry riverbeds (a.k.a. wadis) of Yemen are not very hospitable to salmon, so Dr. Jones (McGregor) has to figure out how the heck to do that. He becomes buddies with the Sheikh (Amr Waked) and eventually succumbs to the charms of Harriet (Blunt), as well as the fish themselves. »

- Jenni Miller

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Trailer: Who Knew 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen' Was So Magical?

16 December 2011 10:50 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Lasse Halström will always have "My Life As A Dog," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and "The Cider House Rules" to his resume, in recent years, his string of increasingly mediocre-to-terrible films have nearly erased any pleasant memories we might have had. So when his latest effort "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" popped up at Tiff, we didn't exactly go out of our way to see it. But a curious thing happened, as amongst the chatter throughout the fest, we began to hear some good word about the film. Well, it's now on its way to theaters and we can see why it came out of Tiff with a bit of shine. Based on Paul Torday‘s best-selling novel and penned by “Slumdog Millionaire” scribe Simon Beaufoy, the film stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt and tells the story of a scientist (McGregor) who’s brought to Yemen to, yes, »

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‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Trailer Featuring Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt

16 December 2011 10:39 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the more well-recieved titles at Toronto Interntational Film Festival that I missed was the next film from Chocolat and Cider House Rules director Lasse Hallstrom. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was one of the first acquisitions of the fest, promptly picked up by CBS Films. I’ve heard the terms “heartwarming” and “friendly” thrown around for this crowdpleaser written by Slumdog Millionaire’s Simon Beaufoy. The trailer hints at just that, providing just enough charm, while Emily Blunt can create chemistry like few other actress, especially in The Adjustment Bureau this year. The cast also includes Ewan McGregorKristin Scott ThomasAmr Waked and Rachel Stirling. Check it out below via Yahoo.

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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embark son an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Trailer: Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt Do Exactly That

16 December 2011 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A trailer for the new Lasse Hallström film, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, has just been released. We know, it's a terrible title. Is it a metaphor for some kind of life experience? Actually, no. It's quite literal. The film, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt is about the act of trying to introduce the act of salmon fishing to the Middle Eastern country of Yemen. But the reason why might surprise you, as this trailer surprised me. It looks delightful. Check it out below. Thanks to Yahoo Movies [1] for the trailer. Written by Simon Beaufoy, based on the book by Paul Torday, the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and will be released on March 2, 2012. Here's the official plot description: A visionary sheik has a big dream -- to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn his dream into reality, »

- Germain Lussier

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'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Trailer

16 December 2011 10:14 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I'm frustrated I missed seeing Salmon Fishing in the Yemen while I was in Toronto back in September, but scheduling conflicts will cause such problems as I wasn't about to miss my only opportunity at the festival to see the much talked about Shame. As it turns out, no harm has come of it as CBS Films quickly snatched up the well-received drama and will release Salmon Fishing in the Yemen on March 2, 2012 and they've chosen today to debut the first trailer. Written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat), the film is based on Paul Torday's acclaimed novel about a visionary sheik who dreams of bringing salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. »

- Brad Brevet

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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen movie trailer

16 December 2011 4:54 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt, Ewen McGregor and Amr Waked. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy teams with Lasse Hallström, helmed of Chocolat for the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The story tells of a visionary sheik (Amr Waked) who 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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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen movie trailer

16 December 2011 4:54 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt, Ewen McGregor and Amr Waked. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy teams with Lasse Hallström, helmed of Chocolat for the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The story tells of a visionary sheik (Amr Waked) who 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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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen movie trailer

16 December 2011 4:54 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt, Ewen McGregor and Amr Waked. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy teams with Lasse Hallström, helmed of Chocolat for the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The story tells of a visionary sheik (Amr Waked) who 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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New Image Of Elizabeth Banks And Jennifer Lawrence In The Hunger Games

24 November 2011 9:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Gary Ross’ upcoming adaptation of the first novel in Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games trilogy is naturally one of the several highly anticipated films due out next year, and we were treated to an absolutely brilliant first trailer for the film ten days ago.

Judging by the trailer, we’re in for the start of a pretty immense ride next year, with there already being talk, somewhat expectedly, of a sequel getting the go-ahead, with Simon Beaufoy being targeted for penning the script.

We’ve now got a great new image from the film, courtesy of People, that gives us a look at Elizabeth Banks, starring as Effie Trinket, standing alongside Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. As we saw in the trailer, Banks looks almost entirely unrecognisable with all of her make-up and clothing on, and you can barely tell that it’s her in this new image, which is »

- Kenji Lloyd

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News Round Up: ‘Knight’, ‘Ender’, ‘Munsters’ and ‘Dexter’

21 November 2011 1:41 PM, PST | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

The Dark Knight Rises writer/director Christopher Nolan says the last movie in his version of the Batman saga is set 8 years after The Dark Knight, and our Bruce Wayne is out of shape and older. It’s the rise of Bane that forces him back to the being the crime fighter we all know and love…Asa Butterfield, the 14-year old star of Martin Scorsese’s  Hugo, has been offered the title role in Ender’s Game. Summit Entertainment will release the film March 15, 2013. Gavin Hood, who helmed Tsotsi and Wolverine, is directing. Meanwhile Hugo producer Graham King has said a proposed reboot/prequel of Tomb Raider is in the works. It had been known Iron Man writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby had been hired write a film that sort of reimagines the franchise. According to King, hopes that the film can start production sometime next year…Lionsgate »

- spaced-odyssey

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Hunger Games Sequel Catches Fire with Beaufoy?

19 November 2011 8:37 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Hunger Games Sequel Catches Fire with Beaufoy?

The Hunger Games hasn’t even hit the big screen yet but Lionsgate is already looking ahead at the sequel, Catching Fire, and they want to pull out the big guns by bringing on Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy to pen the script.

Beaufoy, who snagged an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, is the man of the hour as Lionsgate looks towards him to bring the second installment of The Hunger Games story to life, according to Deadline. Negotiations haven’t started yet but the studio “is pushing hard” to get Beaufoy to join the potentially massive franchise.

Hunger Games director Gary Ross will be back for Catching Fire but the post-production schedule for the first film has caused him to nix plans to write up a script with author Suzanne Collins. Ross and Collins collaborated on The Hunger Games so it could be interesting »

- Marty Shaw

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