There ‘s word that grammy-nominated rapper and R&B artist Trey Songz has been signed to play one of the leads in the leatherface movie “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.”  It’s a reimagining of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic.

According to hollywoodreporter,com, Songz will play a male lead in the movie which is due out October, 2011 by Lionsgate.

It’s his big screen acting debut. 

The horror movie starts shooting later this month in Shrevport, Louisiana