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Johnny Depp to play immortal wizard in Skulduggery Pleasant

hollywood Updated: Dec 21, 2010 19:00 IST

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Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp has been roped in to play an undead skeleton wizard, Skulduggery, in a new fantasy movie.



The

Tourist

star will play the lead character in in the wizard movie based on a nine-book fantasy series by Irish author Derek Landy, Contactmusic reported.



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The film slated for a 2013 release traces the story of 12-year-old Stephanie Edgley who is plunged into a magical world where she meets a skeleton wizard, played by Depp. "The books will make a fantastic series of films," a source said.



However, it won't be the first time the 47-year-old actor will be playing a swashbuckling character who is famous for his onscreen quirky and fantasy characters in films like

Pirates of the Caribbean

and

Snow White and the Huntsman

.