Johnny Depp joins Skulduggery Pleasant December 21, 2010 Johnny Depp for Skulduggery Pleasant… Johnny Depp is attached to star in an adaptation of the Skulduggery Pleasant fantasy book series. Based on the books by Irish author Derek Landy, the story follows a 12-year-old girl named Stephanie who enters a magical world and meets the titular character. The pair embark on adventures to stop a villain from unleashing a powerful weapon on the world. The Sun reports that Depp will play a “skeletal wizard” in the film. The movie is expected to arrive in 2013.