Peter Craig (born November 10, 1969) is an American novelist and screenwriter.
Craig grew up in Southern California and Oregon. He is one of two children of Steve Craig and actress Sally Field, since divorced. Craig's half-brother, John Craig, is a musician; while his full-brother, Eli Craig, is a film director. Peter Craig attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and studied under authors Tobias Wolff and Marilynne Robinson.
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.
In 2016, Craig adapted his own novel, Blood Father, into a film of the same name directed by Jean-François Richet and released by Lions Gate Entertainment. In 2018, Craig adapted the novel Horse Soldiers, Doug Stanton's nonfiction account of the war in Afghanistan, into the film 12 Strong, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Craig co-wrote Bad Boys for Life, with Chris Bremner and Joe Carnahan, for which he also received "story by" credit. He also wrote the original screenplay for another sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, with Justin Marks, for which he also received a "story by" credit. The film is set for release in the summer of 2021. Both films were also produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. He also contributed to 2022 release, The Batman, having co-written the screenplay with Matt Reeves.
Craig has been divorced twice: first from the Los Angeles Times food writer Amy Scattergood, and then from actress Jennifer DeFrancisco. He has two daughters with Scattergood, while he has one son with DeFrancisco.
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||No||Yes|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2||No||Yes|
|2020||Bad Boys for Life||No||Yes|
|2021||Top Gun: Maverick||No||Story|
|Untitled Nora Fingscheidt project||No||Yes|
- The Martini Shot (William Morrow, 1998)
- Hot Plastic (Hyperion, 2004); (Hachette Book Group USA, 2015)
- Blood Father (Hyperion, 2005); (Hachette Book Group USA, 2015)
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