Singer Trey Songz is no stranger to belting out hits and, now, the R&B heartthrob is gearing up to stretch his talents as a star in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, an upcoming remake of Tobe Hooper’s classic 1974 slasher flick.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Songz will play the male lead and boyfriend of previously cast actress Alexandra Daddario as they face off against Leatherface and his cannibalistic family of backwater bumpkins.
The producers of the flick are hoping, once again, to reboot the decades-old franchise as well as introduce to Hollywood a new crop of fresh-faced stars including the Passion, Pain and Pleasure singer.
The film, written by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan, will be directed by John Luessenhop and produced by Millennium/Nu Image. Shooting for the horror flick will begin later this month in Shreveport, La.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D will be released by Lionsgate on October 5, 2012. –nicholas robinson