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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen takes a leap on love

Jenna Milly is a screenwriter. She co-created the TBS microseries "Gillian in Georgia." She earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLAs School of Theater, Film and Television. She...

Ewan and Emily fall head over fish

SheKnows debuts an exclusive photo from the new romantic comedy starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt on Valentine’s Day to prove that even the most unlikely romances still have a lot of heart.

Ewan and Emily fall head over fish

She works for a sheik. He loves fish. Their worlds couldn't be farther apart. But that doesn't stop her from taking him on this mission to the Middle East. What are we talking about, you ask? Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the new romantic comedy starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, an aide to a very high powered sheik who is used to getting what he wants. When the sheik, played by Amr Waked, decides he wants to start a salmon fishing reserve in the Middle East, he tells his girl to get it done.

Not used to taking no for an answer either, Ms. Chetwode-Talbot gets right down to it. Through various forms of research, she ends up face-to-face with Dr. Fred Jones, a fishing specialist, played by Ewan McGregor.

He, of course, thinks she's out of her mind.

But, isn't that what love's all about?

Ewan and Emily fall head over fish

These two can't agree on the best way to bring this fishery to the sandy desert, but they do have a lot of chemistry. Whoops! We smell a recipe for love. Coming together on this mission of madness might be just what these two lonely souls need... to find a little love along the way.

When she finally convinces him to give the idea a chance, these two are in for more than just a wild ride.

Stick together and everything will be all right

Obstacles are thrown their way, but through it all they try to stick together. Sounds a lot like marriage! Discuss your differences and compromise. We're just hoping adorable Emily and sexy Ewan can pull it off.

Ewan and Emily fall head over fish

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is based on a novel by the same name written by Paul Torday. The film releases in theaters March 9.

Photo credit: Lionsgate
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