Bernsen drives ‘Carpool’ laffer

Pic will feature an array of soap stars

HOLLYWOOD — Thesp Corbin Bernsen (“L.A. Law”) is set to star in and make his directorial debut with corporate comedy “Carpool Guy” for his indie shingle, Public Media Works.

Lensing’s expected to start later this month in Southern California.

In addition to Bernsen, who co-stars on “General Hospital,” the film will feature an array of soap stars including Bernsen’s mother, Jeanne Cooper, of “The Young and the Restless”; Rick Hearst, Tony Geary and Lesli Kay, “General Hospital”; Sean Kanan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”; Lauralee Bell and Kristoff St. John, also on “The Young and the Restless”; and Patrika Darbo, “Days of Our Lives.”

Public Media Works toppers Tom Szabo, Shaun Edwardes and Bernsen will produce; Mike Wittlin will exec produce. Peter Soldinger penned the screenplay with Bernsen and Edwardes.

The shingle’s developing features, TV series and made-for-television specials, and plans to offer fan interaction during pre-production, production and post-production.

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