Channing Tatum has revealed that he is planning to take a break from acting next year in order to find a project to direct.
Tatum and his production partner, as well as Magic Mike screenwriter, Reid Carolin, want to focus on a project where they can work on the film from behind the camera and not worry about acting in it, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“[Reid and I] 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 said.
He won’t be quitting acting but after a year filled with 21 Jump Street, The Vow and Magic Mike, it’s not surprising Tatum wants a break. Fans will still be able to see him next year since he has four films scheduled to be released in 2013, reports She Knows. Those films include Side Effects directed by Steven Soderbergh, White House Down and Foxcatcher.
“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,” Tatum explained.