A Steve Irwin Biopic About The Crocodile Hunter's Life Is In The Works
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Get ready to scream crikey because it looks like a biopic about Steve Irwin's life is in the works.
Woman's Day has spoken to Hollywood insiders about getting the croc hunter's elaborate and incredible moments made into a feature-length movie. and it seems like the project is 'gaining momentum'.
There is so much content to work with and there's no doubt it will be an emotional rollercoaster.
But the question begs: who do you cast as the icon?
Well, according to 7News, the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Russell Crowe have been put forward as potential candidates (despite the latter being more than 10 years older than Irwin when he died).
But it appears Steve's widowed wife Terri already has an idea of who she would like to play her late husband.
Apparently the Irwin matriarch wants to see former Home and Away star Lincoln Lewis cast as Steve.
In addition to playing Geoff Campbell on the long running TV series, he's also appeared in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Spin Out and Aquamarine.
He sounds pretty keen on the idea and responded to the rumours on Twitter saying he would be honoured to play the Australian legend.
"Steve has always been a massive hero of mine & I've always said if I'm ever lucky enough to portray someone, the dream would be the great Steve Irwin!" he said. "Fingers crossed I'll get an audition."
An insider with knowledge of the potential biopic has told the Aussie women's magazine: "Any script that can be filmed Down Under is automatically top of the pile right now - and Hollywood bosses love Steve's life story.
"The family will want Aussie actors for the film, which will pretty much tell Steve's life story.
"And the end will include real footage of the family as they are now. It's a project they've considered before, but now they're finally ready to give it the green light."
Terri and her daughter Bindi will reportedly be involved in the production of the film and will ensure it stays as close to the real story as possible.
It sounds like the biopic is in the very early stages at the moment so we'll have to wait and see if there are any big developments.
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