In 1996, Richard Jewell went from hero to zero in a matter of days, at least in the eyes of the media. During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Richard discovered three pipe bombs in a bag and helped the authorities evacuate people to safety. The media loved the story, and they labeled him a hero.

However, it later turned out that the FBI was treating him as a suspect. The media gave Richard much more attention, but this time, they labeled him a villain. Jewell was later exonerated, but the damage was done. Richard Jewell is based on Marie Brenner’s 1997 article, American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” The film tells the story of Richards’ suffering in front of cameras and microphones.

Will Richard Jewell come to Netflix?

It is unlikely that Richard Jewell will come to Netflix. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Warner Bros. is set to launch its streaming service, HBO Max, in May 2020. It is unlikely that Warner will give one of its films to a rival of its upcoming streaming platform.

Where will Richard Jewell be available for streaming?

Richard Jewell will likely be available for streaming on HBO Max once it launches in May 2020.

WarnerMedia is hoping for a huge launch with many hours of content on the streaming service. The company has been aggressive with acquiring content for HBO Max. It reportedly spent millions of dollars to secure streaming rights for the popular comedy Friends.

The company also plans to spend $2 billion over the next couple of years to try and secure HBO Max’s success.

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