Bana to play Steve Irwin?
According to his friend and manager John Stainton, Irwin actually asked Bana if he would play him should he die.
Stainton says, "He (Irwin) raced up to him on the red carpet and said 'Eric, you have to promise me one thing, mate - you've got to play me when I die.' If we ever do a movie I'd have to get Eric Bana."
That's the quote from him through Starpulse News Blog.
So, deep breath just like the last rumour. There is no Irwin film on the cards, and his death is still incredibly recent. As Crowe said as he was being touted to play the man just days after speaking at his funeral, "...it absolutely disgusts me.", and I think he'd probably say that again in this case.
If there's going to be an Irwin film then I can see it beginning in maybe a year or two, not right now when it's still so close to his families loss.