McGregor, Blunt, Thomas join ‘Yemen’

Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas have signed to star in romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Director Lasse Hallström will helm the Lionsgate UK and BBC Films co-production, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy penned the movie’s script, based on a book by Paul Torday.

The novel centres on Dr Alfred Jones, a scientist at the National Centre for Fisheries Excellence in London who is asked to introduce the sport of salmon fishing into the Yemen.

Source: Digital Spy