Members of The Wonders, the fictional band portrayed in the film That Thing You Do!, will be hosting a livestream viewing party of that film in support of the MusiCares coronavirus relief fund, and in honor of the late Adam Schlesinger. The actors Steve Zahn (guitarist Lenny), Ethan Embry (bass player T.B. Player), Johnathon Schaech (singer Jimmy), and Tom Everett Scott (drummer Guy Patterson), will be performing the tribute on a Zoom call this Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. EDT on their YouTube channel.
“Calling all Oneders fans!! Join the band and special guests for a LIVE #ThatThingYouDo watch party in support of @MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund this Friday, April 17 at 7pmEsT/4pmPST on our YouTube channel,” tweeted Scott.
Calling all Oneders fans!!
Join the band and special guests for a LIVE #ThatThingYouDo watch party in support of @MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund this Friday, April 17 at 7pmEsT/4pmPST on our YouTube channelhttps://t.co/aUcxXlz1vf pic.twitter.com/ISEtQr3tuz
— Tom Everett Scott (@TomEScott) April 13, 2020
This livestream will also host a Q-and-A session for audience members and the film’s cast. Fans can also contact the actors directly ahead of the livestream to pose their questions
The Wonders are a parody of a pop rock band from the 1960s, who became famous through their one hit wonder “That Thing You Do.” The song itself was written by Schlesinger, who was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song as a result of the title track.
Tom Hanks directed the film, which was originally released back in 1996. The tweet states that “special guests” will join the livestream, which may include Hanks and actress Liv Tyler. Hanks was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year, although he recently announced that he was recovering well.