Salmon Fishing in the Yemen trailer looks good
Lasse Hallström directs a Simon Beaufoy screenplay from the Paul Torday novel about, well, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The story is just that, a Sheik wants to start the sport of Salmon fishing in the Yemen and a Scottish fisheries expert is hired by a consultant to look into the idea for him, and while it starts off looking like madness with some faith, belief and love on the way, it looks like it might just become a reality.
The trailer does manage to stay away from clichés, and for that I'm really surprised, and at the same time it looks like it delivers a lot of fun and romance on the way, and there are four other great reasons for going with the film - Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked.
With a great director, writer, source material and cast involved it is looking like the film could be a surprise of a film. While there are some that might baulk at the romantic storyline inside of there, I think the trailer does a good job of putting it in the flow of the story and having much more story around it than most films with a romantic subplot.
Here's the blurb to tell you more about Salmon Fishing in the Yemen:
From the beloved director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) 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.
I think the trailer from TrailerAddict turns out rather well and looks like it could provide us with a good story, what do you think? There's certainly a strong cast in there and some strong talent behind the camera.