Among those answering Hollywood casting calls:
Jeff Daniels, Rhea Perlman and Dabney Coleman will make "Pay Dirt," filming in L.A. in June . . . Ed Asner will join the cast of "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," playing a bigoted retired cop who works with D.A. Sharon Gless . . . Director Costa-Gavras has signed to make "Nothing But the Truth," a psychological thriller to be filmed late this year . . . Whoopie Goldberg has agreed to star in three comedy specials for HBO over the next two years . . . Peter Ustinov will direct "Sasha, Yasha, Misha and Moe," to be filmed in Russia later this year with help from the Bolshoi Ballet, a major factor in the story.Rodney Dangerfield has signed to star in "Ladybugs," a comedy set to start shooting June 10 in Dallas . . . Kim Cattrall is fitted for pointy ears as Mr. Spock's love interest in "Star Trek VI," now filming in L.A. . . . Best-selling author Jackie Collins has signed to develop two four-hour NBC-TV miniseries based on her novels "Lady Boss" and "Hollywood Husbands" . . . Carl Weathers has agreed to star as a Vietnam veteran who's now a cop in "Street Justice," a syndicated action show . . . Tom Selleck and Don Ameche are set to start filming "Folks," a black comedy due to roll May 6 in Florida. Selleck is headed for Japan in August to make "Tokyo Diamond," about a fading ballplayer.
Marlee Matlin and Mark Harmon will star in "Reasonable Doubts," an NBC-TV movie due to air next season . . . Ray Liotta and Andie MacDowell have started work on "A Domestic Dilemma," an adaptation of a Carson McCullers story that will open a trilogy of HBO films called "Women and Men" . . . Scott Bakula, Robert Loggia and Hector Elizondo have signed on for "Necessary Roughness," a college football comedy . . . Mariel Hemingway has started work with Andrew McCarthy in HBO's "Love to Death," part of the "Tales From the Crypt" series . . . Uma Thurman and Madonna are dickering with Tri-Star Pictures, which wants them for its upcoming "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" . . . Sally Kirkland has begun work on "Heat of Passion," a suspense flick now shooting in L.A.