Penn Jillette is a large man with long hair often pulled back into a ponytail who’s known for the magic act he and partner Teller have been performing together for decades, among other things. One of the things Jillette has dabbled in is movies, and he’s taken to one of the various crowdfunding websites out there to secure money for a horror movie he wants to make with Adam Rifkin.
As anyone who’s contributed to a crowdfunding project such as the ones found on Kickstarter knows, there’s goodies offered for each amount you donate to further entice you to chip in. Jillette took one of these offerings to another world, by offering the signature ponytail right off the back of his head. Rifkin’s ponytail as well. For $25,000. And, as it turns out, that offer has been accepted by Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox, the makers of the hit video game series, Borderlands. Pitchford will also be an executive producer on the movie, and get lots of other goodies for his donation.
Continue reading for more on the movie, and to see Jillette’s awesome pitch to you the potential donator.