Michael Lindell, a former cocaine addict who amassed a $300 million fortune selling a pillow, has dropped $1 million into a new movie from the makers of “God’s Not Dead.”
“I don’t get into things for the money; I get into them if the message is right,” Lindell, a supporter of President Trump who invented “My Pillow,” told The Hollywood Reporter.
Lindell invested the $1 million into “Unplanned,” a movie shot in secret because it gets behind the scenes inside Planned Parenthood, the Reporter said.
His investment amounts to one-sixth the entire production budget of Unplanned, which comes from some of the same filmmakers who were behind God’s Not Dead and I Can Only Imagine, a couple of Christian films that did well at the box office, earning $61 million and $84 million, respectively.
Unplanned is the second movie Lindell helped fund, the first being Church People, a Christian comedy starring Stephen Baldwin that is in postproduction. Lindell has a cameo in that film as well. “It was difficult. I have a spirit of unworthiness so I had to get over my shyness,” he says.– READ MORE