No lions or tigers were harmed in the making of ROAR, but 70 cast and crew members were, including me, Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith. I'm actor John Marshall, ask me anything!
John Marshall here. My father Noel produced, directed, and wrote ROAR, which took ten years and seventeen million dollars to make. There were also over seventy injuries inflicted on cast and crew, including attacks on me, my dad, cinematographer Jan De Bont, my stepsister Melanie Griffith, and my stepmother Tippi Hedren. I still get nightmares whenever I watch it.
Watch the trailer. The film came out in 1980 and was forgotten for decades, but Drafthouse Films and Olive Films have re-released ROAR to around forty theaters across the country. Find locations here and look for it on VOD and Blu-Ray later this year.
To read more about the film, check out the press below: CBS This Morning
PROOF! Hanging out in the Alamo South Lamar's offices.
I'm doing this AMA between Q&As at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX. /u/johnwsmith with the Austin Alamo is here with me to transcribe my answers.
Ask me anything!
EDIT: Thanks for all the questions, guys! We're headed back in the theater to do a Q&A. Make sure you check it out if it's playing in your area or grab it on Blu-Ray in October!