London: Just months after he filed from divorce from pop star wife Katy Perry, comedian Russell Brand is said to have set his sights on Zooey Deschanel.

The 36-year-old funnyman is said to be determined to woo Perry lookalike Deschanel, who filed for divorce from her husband Ben Gibbard just three days before Brand's split announcement, reported a website.

"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. 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," a source said.

However, while Deschanel is said to be 'intrigued' by Brand's interest in her.

"But she's heard about his reputation as a womanizer, and isn't sure whether she's ready to rush into another relationship so quickly," the source added.

Deschanel is also apparently very aware that she looks strikingly similar to Perry and has been mistaken for her by fans.

"No, she (Perry) is really pretty," she said.