Peter Craig (born November 10, 1969) is an American novelist and screenwriter.
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'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. 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. 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.
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.
Currently, he is adapting M.A. Bennett's novel S.T.A.G.S. for Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment as well as re-imagining the 1976 film Logan's Run for Warner Bros. Top Gun: Maverick, the original screenplay for which Craig wrote alongside Justin Marks, began principal photography on May 31, 2018.
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.
|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||Top Gun: Maverick||with Justin Marks & Christopher McQuarrie and Eric Warren Singer|
- 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
- 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