Celebrity news has just learned that CHANNING TATUM is planning to take a break from acting next year… to do some directing!

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After appearing in a ridiculously insane number of movies this year, PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive” has decided to take a breather and spend the next year directing a movie with his production partner, Reid Carolin.

The “Magic Mike” hottie tells Entertainment Weekly:

“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.”

He adds:

“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.”

And it’s probably the perfect time in Channing’s career for a little breather, since he’s been working himself ragged this year. The actor shares:

“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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