Disney Plus & Hulu To Premiere The Same Movie On The Same Day
Flamin’ Hot will be the first film to be available for streaming on Disney+ and Hulu at the same time. The biographical drama sees Jesse Garcia take on the role of Richard Montañez, a janitor for Frito-Lay who claims to have invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in 1992. Flamin’ Hot will be the directorial debut of actor Eva Longoria, best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.
After premiering at South by Southwest, Flamin’ Hot will debut on both streaming platforms on June 9, with Disney+ set to stream the movie internationally. Flamin’ Hot marks the first time that a movie will debut on both Disney-owned streaming platforms on the same date.
Flamin’ Hot will analyze Richard’s real-life claims of creating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a narrative perspective. Promotional material for the film underscores the idea that Richard had indeed invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, with a boy holding up an early version of the fiery snack. The film may also shed light on the little-known historical elements of Richard’s history that back up his claims of inventing the spicy version of Cheetos.
The film will also feature a talented cast set to bring Richard’s story to life. While the aforementioned Garcia will be portraying Richard, Flamin’ Hot also stars Emilio Rivera (Son of Anarchy) and Dennis Haysbert (24) in starring roles, while Tony Shalhoub of Monk fame will portray PepsiCo CEO Roger Enrico. With a dedicated cast set to bring the history of Richard’s claims to life, the film’s wider release on Disney+ and Hulu means there will be many more eyes on the film than if it were released on only one platform.
This historical relevance of Flamin’ Hot is now twofold, as it tells Richard’s story while also breaking new ground within the streaming service industry through its premiere. With the movie’s release date set for June 9, it won’t be much longer until subscribers to either Disney+ or Hulu watch Richard’s story unfold. Flamin’ Hot seems like the appropriate film to have as the first joint premiere from Disney+ and Hulu, which is likely to be reflected in its quality.