A Christian businessman who has been investing in faith films is making a shocking cameo in his newest project, “Unplanned.”
He’s filmed running a bulldozer over a Planned Parenthood site to make way for the headquarters of a pro-life organization called 40 Days for Life.
“I’m pro-life and I’m happy to do it,” said Michael Lindell in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
Lindell, worth an estimated $300 million, founded the My Pillow company. He invested some $1 million in “Unplanned,” which has been filmed largely in secret because of its opposition to Planned Parenthood.
It’s the second movie Lindell has helped fund, the first being “Church People,” which is in postproduction.
His investment in “Unplanned” was about one-sixth of the requirements.
The makers of “Unplanned” also produced “God’s Not Dead” and “I Can Only Imagine,” which earned nearly $150 million combined.
The Reporter describes the “new film financier” as “the unapologetic Trump-loving, born-again Christian conservative founder of My Pillow, who is sure to stand out in Hollywood.”
The publication reports Lindell also drew the ire of the left for resisting their attempts to control his advertising.
When an activist group demanded he pull ads from “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News after host Laura Ingraham “insulted” a survivor of a school shooting, he increased it.
“When they tell me to back down, I double down, and my sales go up,” Lindell told the Reporter.
“Lindell, 57, is a former cocaine and alcohol addict who founded My Pillow in 2004. Today, he employs 1,600 people in Minnesota and he has sold 43 million of his open-cell, poly foam products, one of which President Donald Trump says he sleeps on at the White House. Lindell stood near Trump last month at the signing of a bill targeting opioid addiction,” the Reporter said.
He recently donated 10,000 pillows to hurricane victims.
“I’ve prayed about everything I’ve done,” Lindell told the Hollywood Reporter. “I met Donald Trump before he was president and I didn’t know a thing about politics. I walked out of his office thinking there was no better man in this world that I would like to be my president.”