05/02/2012 11:31 GMT | Updated 06/04/2012 10:12 BST

Russell Brand Wooing Katy Perry Lookalike Zooey Deschanel?

Russell Brand has reportedly set his sights on a New Girl : Katy Perry lookalike Zooey Deschanel.

The 36-year-old comedian has apparently been sending flirty texts to the actress, months after he announced his divorce from singer Katy.

A source told America's OK! magazine: "Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time. And he's been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together.

Zooey, star of TV series New Girl and films Elf and Yes Man, has also recently filed for divorce from her husband Ben Gibbard.

The source added: "He thinks she's hysterically funny and cute, too. He loves her quirky sense of humour, and thinks they'd be great together both on-and off-screen. There's a real spark there."

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