The Wonders will reunite in a Q&A livestream
The cast of the 1996 film That Thing You Do! will reunite on Friday, April 17th to raise funds for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Tom Everett Scott, who played drummer Guy Patterson; Johnathon Schaech, who played lead singer Jimmy; Steve Zahn, who played guitarist Lenny; and Ethan Embry, who played bass player T.B. Player, will reunite as the fictional band The Wonders for a Q&A Zoom livestream on the fake band’s YouTube page. All money raised will go towards the relief fund.
The event starts at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. Fans will be able to submit questions.
The livestream will also honor Adam Schlesinger, who wrote the catchy title song. Schlesinger passed away on April 1st at the age of 52 after contracting coronavirus. He was an executive music producer for The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend during the show’s four year run, and also co-founded Fountains of Wayne in 1995 which released five studio albums during its lifetime.
Tom Hanks, who recently recovered from coronavirus after contracting it while filming a movie in Australia, wrote, directed, and co-starred in the film as the band’s manager. He also released it under his Playtone label. No word if Hanks will reunite, but actress Liv Tyler, who played Jimmy’s girlfriend in the film, will also jon the livestream. Organizers assure additional guests will also be announced.
This Friday April 17th, 7pmEST/4pmPST the One’ders are reuniting FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME for a community watch party of That Thing You Do! We’re gonna have the WHOLE band AND @LivTyler + a few other surprise guests live stream a commentary to raise funds for @MusiCares!! pic.twitter.com/xqVqHeEHya
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) April 13, 2020