After Air Jordan shoes and the game Tetris, now Hollywood will present a film about the legendary snack Cheetos. The film is called Flamin’ Hot. Flamin’ Hot will explore the story of the super spicy snack Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
This film is based on the true story of Richard Montañez which is written in his memoir entitled ‘A Boy, a Burrito and a Cookie: From Janitor to Executive’. This is also the directorial debut of actress Eva Longoria.
Here are some things we know about the film Flamin’ Hot:
1. Flamin’ Hot Is An Adaptation Of A True Story
Flamin’ Hot is a biopic based on the true story of Richard Montañez, the creator of the spicy recipe for the Cheetos snack. Montañez initially worked as a janitor at Fritto-Lay which is a manufacturer of Cheetos snacks. But one day there was a problem in the production department. This makes thousands of Cheetos snacks wasted.
Without thinking he decided to take it home and experiment with certain spices. Who would have thought that this idea could change his life? The unique and spicy taste of his creations is also liked by the top officials of Fritto-Lay. They eventually started producing Flamin’ Hot Cheetos which quickly became a staple.
2. Controversy About The Accuracy Of The Story
This film is based on Richard Montañez’s memoir entitled ‘A Boy, a Burrito and a Cookie: From Janitor to Executive’. He claims to be the inventor of the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos recipe. However, the accuracy of the Montañez story that had been written was disputed by Fritto-Lay.
“We value Richard’s contributions to our company, especially his insight into the Hispanic consumer. However, we do not credit the creation of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or any Flamin’ Hot products to him,” a company representative said, quoted by Variety.
Film Flamin’ Hot directed by Eva Longoria. She was previously an American actress who was famous for her roles in Desperate Housewives, Over Her Dead Body, and For Greater Glory. It is known that this is his first project as a feature film director.
Eva Longoria previously also had experience directing several episodes of the series Gordita Chronicles. In working on this project he was assisted by screenwriters Lewis Colick and Linda Yvette. The film also stars Jesse Garcia, Annie Gonzales, Dennis Haysbert, and Tony Shalhoub.
3. The Plot Of The Movie Flamin’ Hot
The official plot revealed that this was the story of Richard Montañez. The janitor, with his signature recipe, succeeded in turning Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that managed to break into the food industry and become a global phenomenon. Even though it unfolds like this, fans don’t need to worry that the whole story will only be centered on the history of the creation of Cheetos.
Eva Longoria revealed that Flamin’ Hot would not be attractive if it was presented that way. Cheetos will still be included as part of the overall story but the focus will still be on Richard Montañez. Flamin’ Hot is also considered a film that will inspire audiences. Showcasing the efforts of Montañez in changing his difficult life from a janitor to a corporate vice president.
Now, viewers can watch the Flamin’ Hot trailer. The trailer shows the figure of Richard Montañez working as a janitor. Then he started experimenting with Cheetos snacks with his family. Until finally the discovery was presented to the company’s top officials.
Flamin’ Hot is scheduled to stream on Hulu and Disney+ on June 9, 2023.