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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen gets a new trailer

A second trailer for Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor’s Salmon Fishing In The Yemen has been released online.

Replete with talking heads – including the aforementioned Brit stars – it gives us a better feel for the film than the first trailer.

Blunt stars as a PR consult who works with McGregor’s fishing expert to help realise a sheik’s (Amr Waked) dream of holding salmon fishing contests in the Yemen.

Check out the trailer below…

Though fishing was never going to be a particularly riveting subject for a movie, the involvement of Blunt and McGregor seems to have vitalised the material considerably.

They’re both on top form here, providing a lightness of touch that might not have existed without their help. There’s also Kristin Scott Thomas impressing as the Prime Minister’s snooty press secretary.

In all, Salmon Fishing looks like a well-shot, gently-told story that chips at the bigger issues by concentrating on the smaller ones.

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen opens in the UK on 20 April 2012.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.