Italian distributors have returned from Cannes laden withfilms, including Terrence Malick's TheNew World, Thomas Vinterberg's DearWendy, and Spike Lee's She Hate Me.

Eagle Pictures picked up all Italian rights to hot markettitle The New World, which is sold byNew Line. The upcoming film, about Pocahontas, American natives and Europeanexplorers, stars Colin Farrell.

Rome-based Eagle has also acquired Italian rights to ThomasVinterberg's Dear Wendy, with JamieBell and Bill Pullman.

Written by Lars Von Trier, the movie is a contemporaryEnglish-language film set in the US about a group of young pacifists who becomeobsessed with guns. It is currently in post-production and is sold by TrustFilm Sales.

Valerio De Paolis's Bim has snapped up Italian rights toPalme d'Or winner Farenheit 911, soldby Wild Bunch, and plans to release the film in Italy on August 27.

Veteran Italian distributor Mikado has bought all localrights to Spike Lee's latest film, SheHate Me. Sold by Sony Pictures Classics, the film stars Monica Bellucci andis about a biotech executive who is fired from his job for exposing corruptbusiness practices, and turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Mediafilm has picked up Italian rights to horror movie The Dark, which stars Sean Bean andMaria Bello and is sold by Summit Entertainment. The Dark is the second film to be directed by John Fawcett whosefirst picture Ginger Snaps was a culthit around the world and spawned a sequel. It is set to shoot in the UK andIsle Of Man in July, and is about a young family haunted by the ghost of a deadchild.