By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:21 BST, 3 June 2019 | Updated: 18:43 BST, 3 June 2019
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
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.