WWE Studios and Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films are teaming to co-produce and co-finance a slate of films, starting with the Trey Songz thriller “Brother’s Blood.”

John Pogue is directing from a script co-written by Karl Gajdusek, Michael Finch and Charles Murray. The companies will collaborate on marketing and Codeblack will distribute.

“Brother’s Blood” is set in a decaying city where a recently released convict begins to take murderous revenge against his childhood friends. Songz will play one of the friends, who has become a cop and tries to stop the rampage.

Production is set to start in January in New Orleans. WWE Studios president Michael Luisi is producing.

Songz is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter who appeared in the films “Baggage Claim” and “Texas Chainsaw 3D.”

Recent WWE titles include “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown,” starring Dean Ambrose; and “Vendetta,” with Big Show and Dean Cain.

Songz is represented by ICM Partners, KWL Management and attorney Paul Rothenberg. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.