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Searchlight Pictures Debuts ‘Flamin’ Hot’ On Both Hulu and Disney+ June 9

Flamin’ Hot

Are you a fan of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Then you won’t want to miss the film “Flamin’ Hot,” which tells the story of how they were created.

About the Film

“Flamin’ Hot” is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global pop culture phenomenon.

Directed by Eva Longoria, from a screenplay by Lewis Colick and Linda Yvette Chávez, the film also stars Annie Gonzalez, Dennis Haysbert, Emilio Rivera, Tony Shalhoub, Matt Walsh, Pepe Serna, Bobby Soto, Jimmy Gonzales, Brice Gonzalez, Vanessa Martinez, Fabian Alomar, Mario Ponce, and Hunter Jones.

The film debuted at SXSW 2023, where it won the Audience award, voted upon by festival attendees.

Flamin’ Hot - Garcia and Haysbert

How to Watch

The biopic will stream on both Hulu and Disney+ in the U.S. starting Friday, June 9. This marks the first feature film to debut on both platforms simultaneously.

“I’m so excited for the world to see ‘Flamin’ Hot’ on these two streaming platforms making this universal, inspirational story accessible to an even wider audience,” said Longoria, making her feature filmmaking debut. “Now everyone can celebrate the joy, power and heart of this film that also happens to uplift Latinos both in front of and behind the camera.”

The film, from Searchlight Pictures, will also be available on Disney+ internationally.

The Trailer

Get a peek at the film with this trailer, which shows how Montañez gets the idea for his super spicy snack: