The Frost/Nixon star will lead the cast in the U.S. premiere of The Father, which follows a retired dancer living with his adult daughter and her husband as he struggles with dementia.

The black comedy, which won France's prestigious Moliere Award for Best Play last year (14), will be translated by Oscar winner Christopher Hampton and directed by Doubt's Doug Hughes, with whom Langella worked on A Man for All Seasons in 2008.

Previews will begin at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in March, 2016, ahead of a 12 April (15) opening.

The Father will mark Langella's first Broadway role since 2011's Man and Boy.

He previously won his third Tony Award for his 2007 performance in the stage version of Frost/Nixon, before reprising his portrayal as former U.S. President Richard Nixon for the 2008 film adaptation, which earned the 77 year old a Best Actor Oscar nomination.