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The London-born actress, currently starring in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, is poised to break through into the big time this year, say industry-watchers

Just as Emily Blunt hits UK screens this week in her biggest role to date, a string of movies coming out in the United States look set to catapult her to the Kate Winslet category of stardom.

The 29-year-old, who stars in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Ewan McGregor, co-stars with Bruce Willis, Jason Segel and Colin Firth in three forthcoming movies, while she is negotiating to appear opposite Tom Cruise in All You Need Is Kill, a potential sci-fi blockbuster, and to play Nora Charles in a remake of The Thin Man starring Johnny Depp, according to Variety.

Blunt will be appearing in cinemas again soon, alongside Segel in a romantic comedy, The Five-Year Engagement, about a couple who have promised to marry each »

- Edward Helmore

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