‘House’ opens doors

Mandeville sets up romantic comedy pair

Following the success of “Bringing Down the House,” Mandeville Films has set up two more romantic comedies with studios: “Pretty Ugly,” an Andrea King script at Disney, and “Prince Charming,” which will be helmed by Charles Shyer (“Father of the Bride”) at MGM.

“Pretty Ugly” follows a suave, good-looking guy who wakes up one day ugly and socially inept and must get a kiss from a woman he once scorned in order to get his looks back.

Mandeville chief David Hoberman will produce and Mandeville prexy Todd Lieberman will exec produce.

Karen Glass and Kristen Burr are overseeing at Disney.

“Prince Charming” features Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty competing for the affections of Prince Charming. Hoberman will produce with Lieberman and Bob Cosburt exec producing.

Shyer’s last pic was 2001’s “The Affair of the Necklace.”

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Shyer is repped by ICM, King by CAA.

In addition to “Bringing Down the House 2,” to be penned by the original’s scribe, Jason Filardi, Mandeville is also producing “Walking Tall,” a remake of the 1973 pic. The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) will play a vigilante crime fighter.

Also on the Mandeville slate are romantic comedy “Raising Helen,” directed by Garry Marshall and starring Kate Hudson, which is set for an August release; “Topper,” a Steve Martin laffer; and “Providence,” a Matthew Broderick laffer.

Mandeville also exec produces TV sitcom “Monk.”