Melonie Diaz Cast in HBO Drama 'Laughs Unlimited'

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Melonie Diaz has been tapped to star as the lead in HBO's upcoming project Laughs Unlimited.

Laughs Unlimited is a drama about Middle East vets who suffer from PTSD. According to Deadline, the Fruitvale Station star will play a character named Billie Crown.

Laughs Unlimited centers on Billie Crown, who after 15 months as a combat medic in Afghanistan, realizes that "real life" is just as perilous as war.

Billie discovers that her duties as a Sacramento cop offers the same dangers and thrills as combat, and repairing the relationships with her husband and daughter is as difficult as saving a comrade after an attack.

HBO has not formally ordered a pilot as of yet, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is continuing to develop a script and budget for its latest project.

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