'That Thing You Do!' Cast To Reunite For Fundraiser In Honour Of Adam Schlesinger

15 April 2020 | 10:06 am | Staff Writer

The Wonders are getting the band back together!

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The cast of That Thing You Do! will reunite for a special fundraiser this week.

The Wonders band members in the 1996 Tom Hanks-directed film - Tom Everett Scott, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn and Ethan Embry - as well as Liv Tyler and others, will participate in a livestreamed YouTube commentary of That Thing You Do! this Friday to raise money for MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The livestream will also honour late US songwriter and Fountains Of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger (who wrote the title track in That Thing You Do! and two other songs in the film) who passed away earlier this month from complications related to coronavirus.

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In 1997, the New York-born songwriter scored an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for writing the title track in That Thing You Do!.

That Thing You Do! was Tom Hanks' directorial debut and also featured big names like Charlize Theron, Chris Isaak, Paul Feig, Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi.