Sacha Baron Cohen taking singing lessons to play Freddie Mercury?

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2013, 08:48 AM IST

London: ‘The Dictator’ star Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly taking singing lessons for his movie role as singer Freddie Mercury.

Cohen, 41, is working with vocal coaches in Hollywood in a bid to copy the former Queen frontman, reported Sun online.

He has also pored over hours of Queen concert footage and private videos of Freddie in reflective and sombre mood.

"Sacha is a huge Queen fan and is focused on getting Freddie`s mannerisms, style and speech perfect. He is working on building his vocals. It is a uphill task, because Freddie has such a unique power and tone," a source said.

Cohen recently wowed fans with his vocals in the film version of musical ‘Les Miserables’.