Actor Tom Sizemore is set to clean up his act by playing a metrosexual caterer in his first romantic comedy action film. The tough guy star of films like Blackhawk Down and Saving Private Ryan signed up as the male lead in former fighting champion Mimi Lesseos' new film Double Duty in an effort to revitalise his acting career after a stint behind bars. Sizemore was released early from a 16-month prison sentence in December (07). He was incarcerated for eight months after violating his probation in relation to a 2004 methamphetamine conviction. The prison spell came at an end of a lengthy legal battle for the actor, which began when former girlfriend Heidi Fleiss accused him of striking her during a domestic dispute. Lesseos insists she had no hesitation in signing Sizemore up for his first post-jail feature and admits the actor is a joy to work with. She says, "His agent approached us and said if he played another bad-ass character people just wouldn't give him a second chance. He wanted something soft and light-hearted. "People will love watching him as this lovely, good-looking, clean-smelling guy with clean fingernails. His character, Craig, really takes good care of himself. He's almost too clean-cut, which adds to the comedy." In the movie, which also stars Karen Black and Morgan Freeman's son Alphonso Freeman, Sizemore plays the love interest of a hardcore Marine who becomes the ultimate female after she's accidentally hypnotised. Lesseos, who was Hilary Swank's boxing body double in Million Dollar Baby, stars as the object of Sizemore's affection. The former wrestling and full-contact fighting champion, a.k.a. Magnificent Mimi, also wrote the screenplay and produces the film.