Italy's DNC Entertainment haspicked up Italian distribution rights to three titles, including Un CertainRegard title The King.

Sold by ContentFilm, JamesMarsh's The King features Gael Garcia Bernal as a handsome young USmarine who returns to his preacher father's hometown with the hope ofreconciliation.

The film was written by Marshand Milo Addica (Monster's Ball, Birth), and also stars WilliamHurt.

DNC has also snapped upContentFilm's Transamerica, Duncan Tucker's road movie about amale-to-female transexual who heads off to New York to find the child shefathered as a man. The film stars Felicity Huffman.

In a separate Cannes deal,the young Rome-based distributor has also acquired Italian rights to PeleForever, Anibal Massaini Neto's documentary about the 64-year-old footballlegend.

The film was produced by Netothrough Anima/Cinearte Producoes.

DNC's upcoming slate alsoincludes Element Films International thriller Five Fingers, Filmax's 3-Danimation feature Pinocchio 3000, Bille August's Return to Sender, and TheFlying Scotsman with Bob Hoskins.