British actor Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly taking singing lessons to perfect his vocals for his role as Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic.

The funnyman, who previously showed off his singing in movie musicals Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, is due to play the late Queen frontman in a new project.

Filming is due to kick off this spring (13), and Cohen is now reportedly training with a vocal coach to make sure he can hit the high notes just like the late superstar.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "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."

The film is scheduled for a 2014 release.