CBS Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

Directed by Lasse Hallström (The Hoax), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is an adaptation of Paul Torday celebrated novel of the same name, and stars Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Catherine Steadman and Tom Mison.

A fisheries scientist (McGregor) finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the wadis of the Highlands of Yemen, and change British political history and the course of his life.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen premiered at the 36th Toronto Film Festival over the weekend to mostly positive reviews, sparking a bidding war between CBS Films and Summit Entertainment.

Source: THR