Jon Favreau’s Elf heads to Broadway A stage musical based on the 2003 movie Elf is reportedly in the works. The Jon Favreau-directed comedy, which starred Will Ferrell, followed a human raised in the North Pole with Santa’s elves. According to The New York Times, the stage version will debut on Broadway this November. “[Elf the Musical is] in very good shape, very fun shape,” said show co-writer Thomas Meehan. “It’s hard to imagine a more ideal show to run over the holidays,” the Tony Award winner added.