WHO Dwayne Johnson
THE MOVIE “Rampage”
THE DEAL Johnson will arrive on screens in Warner Bros.’ monster-adventure film a week earlier than originally planned, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The change of release date from April 20 to April 13 could be in response to Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” which just moved from May 4 to April 27. Warner reportedly wants at least two weeks at the box office before Marvel unleashes what is expected to be another juggernaut. “Rampage,” an adaptation of the video game series, stars Johnson as a man trying to stop three massively transformed monsters — a gorilla, crocodile and wolf — from terrorizing North America.
WHO Irrfan Khan
THE DEAL The Indian actor who appeared in “Life of Pi,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” has revealed he is battling a “rare disease.” In a message posted to Twitter early Monday morning, Khan, 50, wrote, “The last 15 days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease.” He did not specify the illness but urged fans not to speculate on his condition. “I will myself share my story with you within a week — 10 days, when further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis,” Khan wrote. “Till then, wish the best for me!”
THE MOVIE “Itzhak”
THE DEAL Alison Chernick’s documentary on violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to Long Island next week after its opening-night screening at October’s Hamptons International Film Festival and several dates at this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival. It’s a then-and-now look at a man who survived polio to become first a child prodigy and then one of the world’s most revered musicians. The film includes footage of Perlman, an East End regular, backing Long Island legend Billy Joel in concert.
INFO 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Tickets are $15; 516-829-2570, goldcoastfilmfestival.org