That sure didn't take long. About three seconds after Justin Timberlake parted ways with Jessica Biel, the rumor mill began trying to pair her off, quickly deciding the most likely rebound candidate was Gerard Butler, her co-star in the currently shooting (and aptly titled) flick "Playing the Field."
Now, Us Weekly reports, the actress, 29, and the Scottish star, 41, have been looking kinda cozy during the Shreveport-set production.
Among the sightings: a crew member's birthday party at a Japanese joint on March 15. "When Gerry got there, he made a beeline for Jessica," says a spy. "He was really flirting with her."
A couple days later, they downed margaritas at a Mexican restaurant, followed by a few more dinners.
But it doesn't look like a love connection is necessarily a-brewing.
"She only wants to be friends," downplays a Biel snitch, with a Butler buddy adding to E! Online, "Gerard says he wants to settle down eventually, but he won't anytime soon, promise, and not with Jessica."