Agyness Deyn is dating 'Spider-Man' actor James Franco.

The British supermodel was introduced to the screen hunk - who played evil villain the New Goblin in the third instalment of the superhero franchise - at a New York Cinema Society bash last month and after spending the night flirting, they exchanged phone numbers.

A source revealed: "Agyness and James have met since and are very keen on each other. There is a real connection."

Agyness, 26, has been single since splitting from musician Miles Kane - who is one half of The Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner - last October, while James has only recently come out of a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "It's early days. He's still close to Ahna so it's tricky to go in to another relationship but it'll soon be full steam ahead."

Agyness usually dates rock stars, and her previous boyfriends include The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, Josh Hubbard from The Paddingtons and Phantom Planet lead singer Alex Greenwald.

The blonde model was engaged to Albert for eight months but their romance ended last March.