Actress Eva Longoria, known for roles in series like “Desperate Housewives” and “Telenovela” and in feature films such as “The Sentinel” and “Overboard”, will direct “Flamin ‘Hot”, a biographical film about the serviceman who invented Cheetos.
The project, created by Fox Searchlight and Franklin Entertainment, tells the true story of Richard Montanez, the son of a Mexican immigrant who was a serviceman at Frito-Lay when he came up with the idea for Flamin ‘Hot Cheetos.
Inspired by the taste of Mexican food, its creation has revitalized the company and influenced the industry, but it has also become a phenomenon.
“Flamin ‘Hot” will be produced by DeVon Franklin, with Lewis Colick as the screenwriter. Samuel Rodriguez will be an executive producer.
Longoria will make her directorial debut in the feature film with “24-7”, a Universal comedy in which she plays alongside Kerry Washington. She has also directed episodes of shows such as “Black-ish”, “Jane the Virgin”, “The Mick” and “Grand Hotel”.