The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California says 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin was arrested Tuesday on a federal criminal charge of copyright infringement.
The arrest follows an FBI investigation.
The office says the film, copyrighted by the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, was viewed more than 5 million times on Franklin’s Facebook page.
It says Franklin used the screen name “Tre-Von M. King” to upload the film, which was one of the highest-grossing movies in 2016.
If convicted, Franklin faces a statutory maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.