Channing Tatum: I Need a Break!

Posted Wednesday December 5, 2012 11:15 AM GMT

He’s been a busy boy over the past few years as he’s built up his Tinseltown resume and now Channing Tatum is ready for some well-deserved R&R.

The “21 Jumpstreet” hunk has announced he’ll be taking a year off from acting in favor of teaming up with his production partner Reid Carolin to find a new project to direct.

Channing explained, "We have about three to four ideas that we love that are all in the hopper. By the end of next year, we're going to shut things down and write the first thing that we're going to direct.”

“We're going to be like, alright, no more acting parts for a minute, let's take a few and really get caring about that section of our career."

Tatum added, "I love the steps that I've taken acting-wise. That has been a wild sort of exploration. But I don't want to just keep putting [directing] off for these fun and incredible opportunities."

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