Actor and director Corbin Bernsen has dedicated much of his time in Akron and now he is planing a new adventure to highlight the city.
Bernsen came up with a new story idea based on a a 60-year-old man who comes back to the city after being a prisoner in Vietnam for over 40 years.
"He starts to talk about what he sees from the point of view of a 60-year-old man who still has 19-year-old doe eyes and doesn't understand that he went away for all these years," said Bernsen.
Bernsen previously filmed "25 Hill," a movie about the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron and is currently working on a new film in Akron called "3 Day Test."
Bernsen says he chose Akron as the location for his new film idea, because it showcases the economic growth and turbulence of the rubber industry.
The main character becomes confused as he begins to see the economic decline of the city he once knew as a thriving area.
Conflict arises in the story he deals with modern technology advances, election season and a love interest who happens to be a journalist.
"This is not one of my 'let's have a little investment party.' This is a little bit of a bigger deal," said Bernsen.
He says he would love to fill the leading movie role with an actor like Denzel Washington .
The potential film was originally called "In the Running," but Bernsen says "Made in Akron" better suits the story.