Peter Craig

Peter Craig (born November 10, 1969)[1] is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Craig grew up in Southern California and Oregon.[citation needed] He is one of two children of Steve Craig and actress Sally Field, since divorced.[2] 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.[3]

As a novelist, Craig has written The Martini Shot,[4] Hot Plastic,[5] and Blood Father.[6]

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 The Batman a film scheduled for a 2022 release. He co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Reeves. Currently the film is in post-production filming having wrapped on March 13, 2021.[7]

Craig has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.[8]

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, and a son with DeFrancisco.[2][9]