Everyone’s favorite spicy chip is about to cover the silver screen in red dust. The story of how Flamin’ Hot Cheetos will be made into a movie by Fox Searchlight, according to Variety.
Like the McDonald’s origin story, The Founder, Flamin’ Hot follows the “true story” of Richard Montanez and how he came up with the idea of the spice-dusted cheese puff. The movie is an underdog story at its core. Montanez grew up as a migrant farm and son of an immigrant. He later worked as the janitor at Frito-Lay before creating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. It has “Oscars” written all over it.
DeVon Franklin will make his directorial debut in this movie. The film is currently in pre-production.