Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Gena Rowlands and Gillian Anderson star in the movie “The Mighty,” which is based on Rodman Philbrick’s book “Freak the Mighty.” Peter Chelsom directed the movie, and it was released on October 9, 1998. Charles Leavitt wrote the screenplay for the movie.
“Freak the Mighty” revolves around the friendship between Kevin and Max, played by Kieran Culkin and Elden Henson, respectively. Kevin lives with his mother Gwen, played by Sharon Stone, and is extremely smart, but is suffering from Mucopolysaccharidosis IV. Max is a good-natured, over-sized boy with dyslexia. Kevin and Max develop an unusual friendship when Kevin is assigned to be Max’s reading tutor.