"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen": Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt star in fish-out-of-water film

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, who star in CBS Films' "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," speak to CBSNews.com's Ken Lombardi about their new film, based on Paul Torday's 2006 best-selling novel.

(CBS News) Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star in the new inspirational film "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," which opens in theaters this weekend.

Based on Paul Torday's 2006 best-selling novel, the film centers around a fisheries scientist, played by McGregor, who is sent by the British government to bring salmon fishing to the highlands of Yemen. Emily Blunt's character helps assist in the massive project, and the two soon fall in love.

McGregor and Blunt sat down with CBSNews.com in New York to discuss their latest project, which is a CBS Films production. Watch our interview with Blunt and McGregor at the top of this story.

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