Winona Ryder's latest role is based on the Biblical Commandment "Thou shalt not steal."
The 'A Scanner Darkly' star - who was famously convicted of shoplifting in 2001 - plays a woman who falls in love with and steals a ventriloquist's dummy in 'The Ten,' a satirical take on the Bible's Ten Commandments.
The film's co-writer Ken Marino said: "It truly was a coincidence the 'Thou shalt not steal' thing. It was pointed out to us after she told us she would do it."
Liev Schreiber appears in a sequence based on the rule "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods," playing a police detective who covets his neighbor's CAT scan machine.
'The Ten' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and those involved do not think the comedic twists on the Commandments will offend religious groups.
Director and co-writer David Wain said: "It's just silly comedy. We're not making any statement about anything."
'Fantastic Four' beauty Jessica Alba also stars in the film as the mistress in the sketch based on "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife."