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July 28, 2014

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Heather Graham, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper among those expected at private poker tournament on Friday

Stars of the latest Vegas-based comedy, “The Hangover,” will return to the scene of their soon-to-be-released film on Friday for a star-studded poker tournament.

Heather Graham, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper are three of the celebrities expected to attend the event, which will support Opportunity Village.

Other members of the cast, including Ed Helms and Justin Bartha, and director Todd Phillips will also participate.

The private poker tournament will take place in The Poker Room at Caesars Palace. The card game will be closed to the public.

“The Hangover” premiers on June 5.

The premise of the film involves four friends (Galifianakis, Cooper, Helms and Bartha) who come to Las Vegas from L.A. for a bachelor party.

The men wake up the next morning missing the groom (Bartha), a tooth, and all memory of what happened the night before.

Their suite at Caesars Place is completely trashed, and there’s a tiger in the living room; a baby crying in the bathroom; and an unexpected wedding ring on one of their fingers.

The groomsmen are forced to retrace their steps from the night before in effort to find their friend and get him back to L.A. in time for his wedding.

While Graham, who plays the woman Cooper accidentally marries during the booze-fueled night of debauchery, needs no introduction, fans will recall Cooper from his role as Zach ‘Sack’ Lodge in the 2005 comedy, “Wedding Crashers” and, more recently, as Ben Gunders in “He’s Just Not That into You.”

Galifianakis has recently made a name for himself thanks to his popular stand-up comedy and appearances on Comedy Central and FunnyOrDie.com.

Meanwhile, Helms is best known as Andy Bernard from his role on “The Office,” and Bartha played Riley Poole in the “National Treasure” films.

Phillips previously directed comedies “Starsky and Hutch,” “Old School” and “Road Trip.”

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