Tim Mcgraw is slowly but surely establishing himself as a serious actor with roles in Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side, and the upcoming drama Country Strong. For the most part he’s played characters who have similar backgrounds to himself but for his next role, he’ll be unrecognizable. The actor will star alongside Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds in the thriller Safe House, and he’ll go from country singer to action star!

When we spoke to Mcgraw at the press junket for Country Strong he revealed that he starts shooting Safe House in March and he’s really excited to play a spy. He said, “I get to play something action packed. I get to shoot people and stuff. I’m looking forward to that.” After he wraps production on the film he expects to start touring again in April or May, which means either Safe House will have a short shoot or he has a small part. You never know these days.

The plot of Safe House centers on the only surviving agent of an attack on a CIA safe house (Reynolds) as he tries to get a lethal prisoner (Washington) to a second safe house before being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead. Mcgraw wouldn’t reveal if he was a good guy or a bad guy in the film, so we’ll have to wait for its release to find out.

Safe House is scheduled to hit theaters on February 10, 2012.

Are you excited to see Mcgraw step outside the box with this part?