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Lin-Manuel Miranda beams with pride as filming begins on 'dream come true' New York-based musical In the Heights Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the play, which was released in smaller theaters in 2005 before making its way to Broadway in 2008 The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City Universal Pictures first purchased the project in 2008 before canceling the production in 2011 and it was later picked up by The Weinstein Company  After multiple sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein in 2017, writer Quiara Alegria Hude asked for the rights to be moved Warner Bros. Pictures eventually acquired the rights for $50million after a bidding war with several studios

By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:21 BST, 3 June 2019 | Updated: 18:43 BST, 3 June 2019

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His 'dream come true' project finally hit production for the silver screen.

And Lin-Manuel Miranda was in great spirits as cameras began rolling in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York on Monday morning.

The 39-year-old playwright looked to be in his happy place while chatting with the cast and crew of the musical adaptation of his storied Broadway play In The Heights. 

Happiness: Lin-Manuel Miranda was in great spirits as cameras began rolling in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York on Monday morning

Happiness: Lin-Manuel Miranda was in great spirits as cameras began rolling in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York on Monday morning

Lin-Manuel walked around the set wearing a grey, zipped-up hooded sweatshirt with a blue T-shirt. 

He wore earphones around his neck and a pair of dark sunglasses while carrying a cup of coffee while production set up scenes near the Astor Place Subway stop. 

Miranda made sure to stop and chat with the cast and crew after praising the neighborhood for helping make his dream a reality. 

In a video shared by director John M. Chu, Lin-Miranda addressed a crowded room of actors waiting to audition to be extras on the film adaptation of his hit play. 

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