Craig in 2012
|Occupation||Novelist, actor, screenwriter|
|Parent(s)||Sally Field (mother)|
Steven Craig (father)
|Relatives||Eli Craig (brother)|
Margaret Field (grandmother)
Jock Mahoney (step-grandfather)
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 Los Angeles Times food writer Amy Scattergood, and a son from his second marriage to Jennifer DeFrancisco. He has one full brother, two half-brothers and one half-sister. His brother John is a musician in Portland, Oregon; while his brother Eli Craig is the director of the cult-classic Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
- The Martini Shot (William Morrow, 1998)
- Hot Plastic (Hyperion, 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.
- Blood Father (Hyperion, 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.
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. Also with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Craig wrote Bad Boys for Life (with Chris Bremner and Joe Carnahan) and Top Gun: Maverick, the original screenplay for which Craig wrote with Justin Marks, set for release in the summer of 2020.
|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|
|2018||12 Strong||with Ted Tally|
|2020||Bad Boys for Life||with Chris Bremner and Joe Carnahan|
|2020||Top Gun: Maverick||with Justin Marks & Christopher McQuarrie and Eric Warren Singer|
- AICN BOOKS! Bruce Wagner, Horror Masters, Peter Craig Interview and Nick Hornby!![permanent dead link] Aintitcool.com, April 6, 2005
- Ngoc Huynh: Oct. 2 Daily Dose: CNYSpeaks, Jennifer DeFrancisco wedding, pinching pennies and picture book giveaway. October 2, 2008
- About Peter Craig Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. 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