Nexo has taken Italian rights to The Woodsman, Nicole Kassell's directorial debut which is inDirectors Fortnight, from Lee Daniels Entertainment.

The acquisition comes hard on the heels of Nexo's successwith Monster which has grossed over$2m after three weeks on release in Italy. Like Monster, The Woodsmanwill be distributed domestically in the last week of Dec by Newmarket Films.

Founded by Ernesto Di Sarro four years ago, Nexo has to datereleased 35 films including My Big FatGreek Wedding, About Schmidt and InThe Cut which grossed over $6m in Italy, beating the North American totalon the picture.