Black Mass: 9 Characters Inspired by Whitey Bulger The newly released true crime drama Black Mass (read our review here) brings the sordid saga of the Boston FBI's Faustian bargain with gangster-informant James "Whitey" Bulger to cinemas. But Bulger -- who ruled the Boston underworld for two decades while also serving as a top echelon FBI informant and eventually becoming a most wanted fugitive for another 16 years -- has already inspired several roman à clef on the big and small screen. Here are the nine most notable examples of characters patterned after Whitey Bulger and his violent tale: This is the one every knows.