Filming will take place on location in London, Scotland and Morocco.

Shooting has begun today (August 6) on Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, directed by Lasee Hallström and starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Adapated by Simon Beaufoy from Paul Torday’s bestselling novel, it follows a government scientist who is given the task of introducing salmon into the waters of the Yemen by a fly fishing obsessed Sheikh (to be played by Amr Waked).

The film, which is finaced by BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Liongsate UK, will shoot for nine weeks in London, Scotland and Morocco.Paul Webster is producing, with Nick Kentish-Barnes co-producing.

Lionsgate is handling international sales.