Among those answering Hollywood casting calls:
Warren Beatty, Elliott Gould and Annette Bening have begun work on "Bugsy," a mobster movie filming in Los Angeles . . . James Woods has signed to star in the dramatic thriller "Mot" . . . Kim Basinger will star in two new pictures, "Final Analysis" for Warner Bros. with Richard Gere and "Cool World" for Paramount . . . Sigourney Weaver reprises her Officer Ripley role in "Alien 3," now shooting outside London . . . Kevin Costner has signed to star in "Random Hearts," based on the Warren Adler book.Producer Aaron Spelling is trying to sign Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans for a four-hour miniseries putting a final wrap on "Dynasty" . . . Adrian Pasdar ("Torn Apart") is headed for China for a three-month stint on "Shanghai 1920" . . . Pauline Collins and Patrick Swayze have begun work in Calcutta, India, on "City of Joy" . . . Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Geieco and Costas Mandylor are working on "Mobsters," filming in L.A. . . . Rod Steiger plays white supremacist Gordon Kahl in "In the Line of Duty: The Twilight Murders," an NBC-TV movie now filming in Atlanta . . . Wayne Cotter is replacing Gary Kroeger as host of Fox network's "Comic Strip Live: Late Night."
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger will star in "Free-Jack," a futuristic action-adventure filming in Atlanta . . . Alex Trebek, already host of "Jeopardy" and "Classic Concentration," has signed to emcee the weekday game show "To Tell the Truth" . . . Richard Dreyfuss will make the HBO TV movie "Prisoner of Honor," about the scandalous trial of his namesake Alfred Dreyfuss . . . Julie Kavner starts work next month on "This Is My Life," marking the directorial debut for Nora Ephron and filming in Toronto . . . Karate kingpin Don Wilson is filming "Inside" on location at the L.A. County Jail.
Oscar-winner Brenda Fricker ("My Left Foot") has the lead role in "Big Maggie," due to film next summer in Ireland . . . Danny DeVito has signed to star in "Jack the Bear," set to roll in March . . . Henry Mancini is teaming with Alan and Marilyn Bergman to compose "It's All There," to be sung by Jody Watley in the sex-change comedy "Switch," due for spring release . . . George C. Scott will star in "Mittleman's Hardware," an ABC-TV movie . . . Barbara Eden stars in and co-produces "Smithereens," an NBC-TV movie based on a B.W. Battin suspense novel.
. . . John Travolta, Jamie Walters and Heather Graham have wrapped up work on "Shake It Up," a dance musical about the early days of rock 'n' roll . . . Nintendo says it's talking to Danny DeVito about starring in "Super Mario Bros.: The Movie," due for a 1992 release.