Tippi Hedren

Fifty Shades of Grrrrrr: The insane story of Roar

Drafthouse Films and Olive Films are promoting the limited theatrical release of the 1981 adventure spectacle Roar with a memorably eye-catching tagline. “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie,” declares the advertising slogan for the film, out April 17. “70 members of the cast and crew were.”

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It's man vs. lion in a crazy clip from Roar -- exclusive

Starting in 1971, actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and her husband Noel Marshall began to raise lions, which they planned to feature in an adventure movie called Roar. Incredibly, the place they decided to do this was their own house in suburban Sherman Oaks, which they shared with Marshall’s three sons—Jerry, John, and Joel—and Hedren’s daughter, future Working Girl star Melanie Griffith. “In hindsight, it was dumb,” says John Marshall, who also appeared in the film alongside most of his family, including Hedren and Griffith.

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