|Born||November 10, 1969|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Peter Craig (born November 10, 1969) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for co-writing the screenplays to The Town (2010), The Batman, and Top Gun: Maverick (both 2022), earning an Academy Award nomination for the lattermost.
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 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 debuted with The Town (2010), based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan, co-writing it with Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard. He then adapted the screenplays for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2 with Danny Strong. In 2016, Craig adapted his own novel, Blood Father, into a film of the same name directed by Jean-François Richet, and then adapted the novel Horse Soldiers, Doug Stanton's nonfiction account of the war in Afghanistan, into the film 12 Strong (2018). In 2021, he wrote the sequel Bad Boys for Life, with Chris Bremner and Joe Carnahan.
In 2022, Craig co-wrote the screenplay Top Gun: Maverick with Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, Ehren Kruger, and Eric Warren Singer, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. That same year he co-wrote the screenplay for The Batman with director Matt Reeves.
Craig also co-wrote the screenplay for The Mother with Andrea Berloff and Misha Green. Directed by Niki Caro, that film is scheduled for release on Netflix on May 12, 2023. Craig has been nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Craig has been married three times and divorced twice: first to Amy Scattergood, the Los Angeles Times food writer, and then to actress Jennifer DeFrancisco. He has two daughters with Scattergood, and a son with DeFrancisco. He is currently married to Cristina Esposito, a teacher and PhD candidate.
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2|
|2016||Blood Father||Also producer|
|2020||Bad Boys for Life|
|Top Gun: Maverick||Story writer|
|TBA||Sinking Spring||Also executive producer|
- 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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