The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont and starring Jim Carrey. Written by Michael Sloane, the film features a supporting cast of Bob Balaban, Brent Briscoe, Jeffrey DeMunn, Amanda Detmer, Allen Garfield, Hal Holbrook, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Ron Rifkin, David Ogden Stiers and James Whitmore. Filmed in Ferndale, California, it premiered on December 11, 2001, and was released in the United States on December 21, 2001. Jim Carrey's performance in The Majestic was a departure from his previous work, which until then had mostly been comedy films. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics and with a gross of $37 million worldwide against a budget of $72 million, The Majestic was a box office bomb.