Trey Songz is putting down the mic to flex his acting chops. The R&B singer has signed on to star as one of the leads in the upcoming horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, another remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic.

Songz will star as the male lead and the boyfriend of previously announced cast member Alexandra Daddario. John Luessenhop (Takers) has been tapped to direct from a script written by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan.

The film, which begins shooting later this month in Shreveport, Louisiana, is due in theaters on October 5, 2012.

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