Thom Yorke, Radiohead

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We suppose "Exit Music (for a Film)" would have been just too obvious a choice.

As it is, Radiohead has lent one of its newer tunes, "Reckoner," to the closing credits of the upcoming film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's best-selling Choke, but has not, despite ill-informed yet well-intentioned claims by the author himself, crafted an entire score for the flick.

The karma police may not take too kindly to this one.

The no doubt red-faced scribe boasted about the musical coup to U.K. radio station BBC 6 Music yesterday, apparently unaware that the movie's music had been written and recorded without any help from Thom Yorke & Co.

"[Director] Clark Gregg…knew that I'd written Choke while listening to Pablo Honey, with 'Creep' over and over and over," the Fight Club author said. "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...It's a living dream."

Or nightmare.

While Radiohead themselves have yet to comment on the confusion, they did in fact approve for the film the use of one of their tracks—albeit one that had been written well in advance of seeing the film, if indeed they have seen it, as it actually appeared on their last album, In Rainbows.

Choke, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston, is set for limited release on Sept. 26.

The Choke soundtrack, featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Ben Kweller and, yes, Radiohead, is also due out this fall.

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