'Godfather' prequel: Watch the book trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Ed Falco’s highly anticipated The Family Corleone, a prequel to The Godfather based on Mario Puzo’s unproduced screenplay, promises to tell the story of Vito Corleone’s climb to become one of the most powerful crooks in New York. But as you count down the minutes until May 8 — when the Mafia novel makes its way to bookstores — we have a wacky exclusive trailer that will remind you why we get obsessed with chronicles about “the family business.” Face it: We’re making you an offer you can’t refuse.

The trailer spoofs a notorious crime set-up. Two mobsters attempt to get a copy of the novel from the publisher pre-release. “What happens if I say no?” the man asks. Well, any Godfather fan worth their cannoli can predict what happens next. Everyone erupts into laughter and the makeshift hoodlums end up leaving with the book. Their “boss would consider it a favor to him personally.”

In case you were wondering, the thugs in the trailer aren’t actual characters in the novel. They’re just diehard Godfather fanboys eager to get their hands on the novel. Book trailer stars, they’re just like us!

Check out the trailer below:

Sound off: What do you think, Shelf Lifers? Are you excited for the prequel to hit shelves?

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