Peter Craig

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Peter Craig
Peter Craig in 2012
Born (1969-11-10) November 10, 1969 (age 52)
  • Novelist
  • screenwriter
  • Amy Scattergood
    (m. 1995; div. 2005)
  • Jennifer DeFrancisco
    (m. 2008; div. 2017)

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

Early life[edit]

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]

Personal life[edit]

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]


Feature films

Year Title Producer Writer
2010 The Town No Yes
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 No Yes
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 No Yes
2016 Blood Father Yes Yes
2018 12 Strong No Yes
2020 Bad Boys for Life No Yes
2021 The Unforgivable No Yes
2022 The Batman No Yes
Top Gun: Maverick No Story
TBA The Mother No Yes

Acting credits

Year Title Role
1978 Hooper Pete
1988 Satisfaction Mig



  1. ^ "Peter Craig". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Jeffrey, Joyann (September 5, 2019). "Sally Field's 3 Sons Adore Their Supportive Mama! Meet the 'Norma Rae' Star's Children". Closer Weekly. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  3. ^ AICN BOOKS! Bruce Wagner, Horror Masters, Peter Craig Interview and Nick Hornby!![permanent dead link], April 6, 2005
  4. ^ "About Peter Craig". Sobel Weber. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Anderson, Patrick (March 22, 2004). "Smoke and Grifters". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ Woods, Paula L. (May 8, 2005). "Calling upon Dad". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ Reeves, Matt [@mattreevesLA] (March 13, 2021). "#LastDay #TheBatman cc: ⁦@GreigfraserD" (Tweet). Archived from the original on March 13, 2021. Retrieved March 13, 2021 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Peter Craig (I). The Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ "'Hunger Games' Screenwriter Peter Craig Gives Up Half His 'Mockingjay' Residuals in Divorce". The Blast. October 17, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2020.

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