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Published On: Sat, Apr 5th, 2014

‘Interstellar’ plot kept secret from Hans Zimmer, the film’s composer

From Inception to Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan is no stranger to keeping film details a secret, but a new interview reveals that Nolan didn’t even share the Interstellar script with the film’s composer: Hans Zimmer.

Christopher Nolan on set of "The Dark Knight Rises" with one of the IMAX cameras

Christopher Nolan on set of “The Dark Knight Rises” with one of the IMAX cameras

Zimmer tells GQ, “All I will say is this: before I began, last January, Chris said to me, ‘Hans, I will write one page of text for you. And you will give me just one day. Just write whatever comes to you from this one single page.'”

One page is all the Man of Steel composer received and he seemed to understand what the Batman Begins director needed.

“It (the page) wasn’t about the film… in a peculiar way, what Chris wrote down that day, and what he wanted from me, had more to do with my story than the plot of the movie. He knows how to get under my skin. That’s the game we play.”

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The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, William Devane, David Oyelowo, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy and Matt Damon.

Interstellar opens in theaters November 7, 2014.

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 Composer Hans Zimmer attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Huading Film Awards is China's #1 Film awards, in the U.S. for the first time. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Huading Film Awards)

Composer Hans Zimmer attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Huading Film Awards is China’s #1 Film awards, in the U.S. for the first time. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Huading Film Awards)

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