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Radiohead pen new Palahniuk score

Chuck Palahniuk
Palahniuk said he listened to Radiohead while writing the book

Radiohead have written the score for the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 2001 book Choke, the author has revealed to the BBC.

Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club was made into a film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

Choke has also been adapted for the big screen and stars Sam Rockwell.

Speaking to 6 Music, Palahniuk said he listened to Radiohead while writing the book, and it was "incredible" the band had written the film score.

Final credits

"Clark Gregg [Choke director]... knew that I'd written Choke while listening to [Radiohead's 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep over and over and over," Palahniuk told the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show.

"So Clark got Radiohead to contribute a song; to write a song for the very end of the movie, the final credits.

"Apparently Radiohead liked the movie so much, they've written the score."

Asked if he felt honoured, Palahniuk said: "I quit believing in my own life at this point! My life is just too incredible to be believable anymore. It's a living dream."

Choke is due to be released in November.


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