BUSINESS
09/20/2010 01:16 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oliver Stone Cuts 'Distracting' Donald Trump From 'Wall Street'

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump has been cut from Oliver Stone's upcoming film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the New York Post reports.

His role apparently wasn't major, and the film, which director Stone told the New York Times is "about trust, love, greed, betrayal," and which Dealbreaker calls "so bad it needs to be seen to be believed," has sustained no structural damage. According to Stone, Trump once appeared near the end of the movie, to help clarify protagonist Gordon Gekko's (Michael Douglas) hairstyle preference. That bit of character development, which Stone says will be on the DVD, is "distracting."

The list of those deemed not distracting includes Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics Nouriel Roubini, director Stone's mother Jacqueline Stone and Axl Rose-impersonating investor Warren Buffett -- all of whom the Post reports will appear in the film.

Among the last-minute changes was the decision, as the Economist reported last week, to turn "Churchill Schwartz," the movie's villainous financial firm, from a hedge fund into an investment bank, the better to skewer Goldman Sachs. Stone, according to the NYT, thinks Goldman is "evil, maybe."