Russell Crowe isn't making a film about Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, at least anytime soon. There was a rumor that he would be starring as the recently deceased adventurer, but Crowe isn't having it. As a matter of fact, the idea of him making commerce off of his dead friend "absolutely disgusts" him.
He isn't, however, ruling out the idea of making a film of Irwin's life when the time is appropriate. Crowe feels like people need to appreciate "what an incredible and unique life" his friend Mr. Irwin led. For now, though, he's going to mourn, much like everyone else.
Dark Horizons.com: Crowe Denies Croc Hunter Reports