Peter Craig

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Peter Craig
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Born (1969-11-10) November 10, 1969 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse(s)

Jennifer Defrancisco (2008-present)

Amy Scattergood (1995-2005)
Children 3
Parent(s) Sally Field
Steven Craig (father)

Peter Craig (born November 10, 1969) is an American novelist and screenwriter known for his darkly comic novels of imploding father-child relationships.

Novels[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Screenplays[edit]

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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Craig attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and studied with authors Tobias Wolff and Marilynne Robinson.[5]

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,[6] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1978 Hooper Pete
1988 Satisfaction Mig

Writer[edit]

Film
Year Title Notes
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
2016 Blood Father
2017 Hunter Killer
2017 Bad Boys 3
2017 Horse Soldiers
Top Gun 2

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