4 December 2012 5:04 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Channing Tatum is looking to quit this whole acting business ... for a year, anyway.

The "Magic Mike" star will take a break from being in front of the camera to concentrate on being behind the camera in 2013, according to an interview with Inside Movies. Tatum is looking to take the time to focus on his directorial debut with his production partner, Reid Carolin.

"[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," said Tatum, "We’re going to be like, all right, no more acting parts for a minute, let's take a few and really get caring about that section of our career."

Tatum and Carolin have been working on screenplays for "Magic Mike 2" and an Evel Knievel biopic, though the »

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