Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sacha Baron Cohen is taking singing lessons for his movie role as Freddie Mercury.

Credit: TheSun

Insiders on the biopic — due to be filmed later this year — say Sacha, 41, has not yet decided if his voice will feature in singing segments. But the Borat and Bruno star has been working hard to copy Freddie’s posh accent.

 He has also pored over hours of Queen concert footage and private videos of Freddie in reflective and sombre mood. Queen guitarist Brian May said that Sacha is “the driving force” on the film project.
A Hollywood source revealed: “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.”
Sacha recently wowed fans with his vocals in the film version of musical Les Miserables.
That movie’s director — King’s Speech Oscar winner Tom Hooper — is being lined up for the Freddie film.

Brian May Interview.