Bill Nighy is taking his role as a widowed restaurateur in David Hare's play Skylight to New York - and his West End co-star Carey Mulligan will join him.

The pair thrilled critics as former lovers in a sold out summer run of the revival in London, and now they're both Broadway bound.

The drama will open for previews at the John Golden Theatre in March (15).

Skylight debuted at London's National Theatre in 1995 and Nighy took over the lead role of Tom Sergeant from Michael Gambon in 1997. He reprised the character at London's Wyndham's Theatre in June (14).

Stephen Daldry, who directed the summer run in the West End, will also take charge of the Broadway transfer.