Paramount Pictures has released the first clip for Interstellar, which helps set up Matthew McConaughey as Cooper, who must travel into the deepest reaches of space to save mankind.

Here, we watch as Cooper visits his daughter Murph's school, where he is reprimanded for giving his child an old federal textbook before they were updated and replaced with the 'correct' information. It seems Cooper has been filling Murph's head with propaganda about the lunar landings. The teacher explains that the Apollo missions were actually faked to bankrupt the Soviet Union.

Cooper, who will soon be embarking on is own journey into space, is appalled by what he hears in his daughter's classroom. The idea that we never went to the moon doesn't sit well with his own beliefs, perfectly encapsulating who this man is and what he stands for in this story that chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. We also discover what happened to Cooper's wife and why she is no longer alive.

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Interstellar will finally be released in 70mm IMAX film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5, two days ahead of its nationwide release. The advance showings will play in select theaters in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Take a look at this first scene, which helps set up the drama and adventure that will soon play out in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic.

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