Robbie and EllenLittle's Los Angeles-based worldwide sales and marketing house The Little FilmCompany has bulked up its Cannes slate with worldwide rights to three projectsin pre-production.

Sean Mathias' multi-layered political drama The Colossus based on Ann Harries' novel Manly Pursuits is being produced by Lisa Katselas.

Thriller Ghost Maker is writtenand will be directed by Skander Halim and centres on a woman who stumbles uponan immortality project.

Ivan Schneeberg and Dave Fortier are producing and Joel Soisson and Mike Leahyserve as executive producers on the project.

Casting is underway on the action adventure Amini, which Yousaf Ali Kahn will direct from a screenplayby Clive Bradley.

The story centres on a 12-year-old Kurdish orphan who rescues a stray dog andsets off on an odyssey to find them a safe place. Gill Parry is producing andEllen Little serves as executive producer.

The Little Film Company's recent sales credits include this year's best foreignlanguage Oscar winner Tsotsi andthe current release An American Haunting.

Newly arrived vice president of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein isoverseeing the new slate.