TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

The Hulk to Play Croc Hunter?

11/6/2006 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Stainton: Click to watchSteve Irwin's choice to play him in a movie: Australian actor Eric Bana.

Irwin's best friend and producer, John Stainton, tells "EXTRA" that the late Crocodile Hunter was so impressed with Bana's performance in "Munich," he approached the actor with a prophetic request. "He raced up to Eric on the red carpet and said "Eric, you gotta promise me one thing mate ... you gotta play me when I die."

While no movie is in the works, Stainton did make this promise: "If we ever did make a movie I would have to get Eric Bana and try to honor that."

Stainton also has high hopes for Irwin's eight year-old daughter Bindi, who's remained preternaturally poised since her father's death in September. "I said to him [Steve] before he died, 'you're gonna have to be prepared for the fact that Bindi is going to eclipse you as a star in the world,' and he said 'bring it on, bring it on.'"

4 COMMENTS

No Avatar

1.

srhm    

I am so sick of hearing about this guys' ENDLESS attempts to resolve his unemployment by exploiting Steve Irwins' death. Best friend , my foot !

2844 days ago
2.

Smart,Handsome and well endowed    

Steve Irwin is getting more press now than he EVER got while alive...Curses, foiled again!

2844 days ago
3.

Hello Kitty    

Eric Bana was wonderful in Munich, but I'm not sure if he or anyone could pull off Steve Irwin.

2844 days ago
4.

?    

Eric Bana is great and better looking than Steve but yes he could pull it off.

2844 days ago

Around The Web