Sundance Gets ‘Embedded’


Sundance Channel has acquired the pay TV rights to the filmed version of Embedded, Tim Robbins’ satiric play about the madness on the front lines in a Middle-Eastern conflict.

The film, featuring Robbins, Ben Cain, V.J. Foster, Brent Hinkley, Kaili Hollister, Mark Lewis, Riki Lindhome, Jay Martinez, Kate Mulligan, Steven Porter, Toni Torres, Lolly Ward and Andrew Wheeler, is slated to bow on Sundance Channel March 20.  

First performed at The Actors’ Gang Theater in July 2003, Embedded debuted at New York’s Public Theater last March 14. The play, via a touring company put together by The Actor’s Gang, played through December with various stops in New Mexico, Maryland, Arizona, Minnesota, Ohio, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

“Tim Robbins is a multi-talented force in film, and an artist who has been consistently and somewhat uniquely unafraid of taking creative risks,” said Sundance president and CEO Larry Aidem in a prepared statement. “As a network dedicated to creative diversity, creative independence and creative risk-taking, Sundance Channel is extremely pleased and proud to present Embedded.”