Mystic Pictures has announced the acquisition of three new titles for release in North America.

From writer and director Amy Waddell comes the supernatural thriller The Brothel starring Serena Scott Thomas (Hostage), Brett Cullen (GhostRider), Bruce Payne (Highlander:Endgame) and Grace Zabriskie (Big Love tv series). After her lover commits suicide, Julianne runs away from her life in the city and moves in the small ghost town of Jerome, Arizona. She purchases an abandoned brothel from the turn of the century, and sets to work turning it into a hotel; but in the process of restoring the past, she comes to know the ghosts of the brothel.

Next will be the Hungarian suspense thriller Pinprick from writer and director Daniel Young. A teenage girl is hiding a man in her bedroom closet. She lives alone with her mother who is ignorant to the man’s presence. At first the man and girl play games, make up rules and flirt with each other, but slowly the man get bored with her girly ways and starts to spy on the mother. But the real question begins to arise … does the man even exist?

And from director James X. Loftus comes the political thriller Trade Routes starring William Hope (Aliens), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Ross McCall (Crash tv series). Set against an Eastern European election, multiple story lines revolve around Sarah, a young law student who joined the CIA to “contribute something” following September 11. Five years later, she’s about to discover the cost.

The three films will be released in the second half of 2010 along with the Kubrick-style sci-fi thriller Radiant, and the taut bilingual thriller The Fragility Of Seconds from Matthew Tompkins and Julio Cedillo.

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