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Mischa Barton (The O.C.) and Danny Trejo(Machete Kills) have signed on to star in Hope Lost, a new crime thriller being financed and produced by Italian company AMBI Pictures. Michael Madsen (Sin City) and Daniel Baldwin (Vampires) will co-star in the feature set in the world of sex trafficking. Italian director David Petrucci will helm the feature. Shooting is set to kick off in March 25th, 2014in Rome. Barton will play a young Romanian girl, bored with small-town life, who dreams of entering the glamorous world she sees on Italian soap operas. One night at a club, she meets Gabriele, who claims to be a TV producer who wants to cast her in a reality TV show he is making in Italy. But when she arrives, she is sold to the pimp Manol and forced to make her living on the street. Things get darker with the arrival of Ettore, a sadist who makes snuff movies.