Gerard Butler is "very excited" about his friend Jessica Biel's upcoming wedding to Justin Timberlake as he is pleased she is marrying such a "great guy".

The Scottish actor became pals with the actress after working with her on new movie Playing for Keeps and he is happy to hear she is preparing to exchange vows with her fiance in Italy.

Butler tells E! Online, "I'm very excited for her. Absolutely... I know Justin. He's a good dude. He's a great guy. Great guy and she's an exceptional woman. I'm very happy for her... She's amazing... She's a great girl."

Biel and Timberlake have sparked rumours they are preparing to wed after flying to Europe and throwing a big party for family and friends on Cala Masciola beach in Puglia, Italy on Wednesday (17Oct12).