Cheetos are headed to the big screen! Fox Searchlight has gotten the rights to produce a film called Flamin' Hot. The biopic will be about the eponymous Cheetos flavor's true-life creation story.
So Flamin' Hot Cheetos fans get ready! The film will feature Robert Montañez, the janitor who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos by mistake, then convinced Frito-Lay to make them.
Montañez winded up on a Frito-Lay's Rancho Cucamonga plant in 1976, where he recalls to Fox News Latino, that a production snafu one day left a batch of Cheetos sans cheese dust and decided to take them home. He made his own seasoning mix based on elotes (a traditional Mexican street food) and added Chile. And when he showed all of his friends and family? They LOVED it.
Fast forward a few years, Montañez is the executive vice-president of multicultural sales at parent company PepsiCo. Now this biopic is being made about his story and creation.