November 10, 1969 |
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Defrancisco (2008-present)
Amy Scattergood (1995-2005)
Steven Craig (father)
Peter Craig (born November 10, 1969) is an American novelist and screenwriter.
Craig's first novel, The Martini Shot, published by William Morrow in 1998, chronicles has-been action film star Charlie West's troubled relationship with his two children and received a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. His second novel, Hot Plastic, published by Hyperion in 2004, portrays the complex relationship between credit card con artist Jerry Swift and his genius son, both of whom are attracted to the same woman. His most recent novel, Blood Father, published by Hyperion in 2005, tells of aging biker John Link and his reckless teenage daughter, caught up in a drug bust gone wrong.
As a screenwriter, Craig has written the Warner Bros. picture The Town (based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan) with Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard. He adapted the screenplays for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 with Danny Strong. The films were directed by Francis Lawrence. Craig also adapted his own novel Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet, released in 2016 by Lions Gate Entertainment. Craig's forthcoming projects include an adaptation of Doug Stanton's nonfiction account of the war in Afghanistan, Horse Soldiers, currently shooting in New Mexico, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer; as well as Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do for Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg.
Craig grew up in Southern California and Oregon. He is the son of actress Sally Field and Steve Craig. He has two daughters from his first marriage, to poet and food writer Amy Scattergood. He was remarried in 2008 to Jennifer DeFrancisco, with whom he has a son. He has one full brother, two half-brothers and one half-sister. His brothers, John & Eli Craig, are a musician and filmmaker respectively.
|2010||The Town||with Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||with Danny Strong|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2||with Danny Strong|
|2017||Bad Boys 3|
|Top Gun 2|
- About Peter Craig. Sobelweber.com
- Patrick Anderson: Smoke and Grifters. The Washington Post, March 22, 2004
- Paula L. Woods: Calling upon Dad. Los Angeles Times, May 8, 2005
- Peter Craig (I). The Internet Movie Database
- AICN BOOKS! Bruce Wagner, Horror Masters, Peter Craig Interview and Nick Hornby!! Aintitcool.com, April 6, 2005
- Ngoc Huynh: Oct. 2 Daily Dose: CNYSpeaks, Jennifer DeFrancisco wedding, pinching pennies and picture book giveaway. October 2, 2008