With three weeks to go until the highly anticipated release of the new film, Lee Daniels' The Butler, a new clip arrived on Friday of Jane Fonda in the role of former first lady Nancy Reagan.

“The idea that I could play Nancy Reagan was just too much to resist. I thought it would be fun to play her,” said Fonda in the clip, cautioning that despite "whatever differences there might be in our politics … I happen to know that she’s not unhappy that I’m playing her.”

The star-studded film, which is based on the true story of the late Eugene Allen (who served as a White House butler through eight American presidencies) features a cast of Fonda, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Alex Pettyfer, Mariah Carey, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, Minka Kelly, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Lenny Kravitz and others.

Watch the clip and the movie trailer below. The movie hits theaters on Aug. 16 and it's sure to be a 2014 Oscar contender.