Disney has announced that the recent film, “Flamin’ Hot”, was officially the most-watched streaming premiere ever from Searchlight Pictures.  This is based on the amount of hours watched over the first three days.

The film is the inspiring story of Richard Montañez, 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.

“Flamin’ Hot” debuted on Disney+ and Hulu on Friday, 9th June 2023, which was the first film to ever debut on both platforms simultaneously.   It’s also rare that Disney comes out with an announcement like this about success, but its also worth taking into consideration that this is in comparison only with Searchlight Pictures films , such as “Summer Of Soul”, “Not Okay”, “Fire Island” and “Fresh”.  But it’s still great to hear that this film has been a hit.

Searchlight Pictures presents A Franklin Entertainment Production, “Flamin’ Hot”, the inspirational true story of Richard Montañez, screenplay by Lewis Colick (“October Sky”, “Charlie St. Cloud”) and Linda Yvette Chávez (creator/writer “Gentefied”).

The film is produced by DeVon Franklin (“Miracles From Heaven”, “Breakthrough”) and is directed by award-winning actor/director/producer Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”). The film stars Jesse Garcia (“Quinceañera”) as Richard, Annie Gonzalez (“Gentefied”) as his wife, Judy, Emilio Rivera (“Son of Anarchy”, “High Crimes”, “Venom”) as Richard’s father Nacho, Dennis Haysbert (“Far from Heaven”, “24”) as Richard’s mentor, Clarence, and 4x Emmy® Award winner Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Monk”) as PepsiCo CEO Roger Enrico.

Other cast members include Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Bobby Soto (“Narcos”) and Pepe Serna (“Scarface”). The filmmaking crew includes Director of Photography Federico Cantini, ADF (“Give or Take”, “Desire”), Film Editors Kayla M. Emter (“Hustlers”), Liza D. Espinas (“Vida”), Production Designers Brandon Mendez (“Black is King”) and Cabot McMullen (“Shrinking”, “Super Troopers 2”), and Costume Designer Elaine Montalvo (“A Better Life”).

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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